Tens of thousands of people claiming ESA owed thousands each due to government blunder

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Tens of thousands of disabled people are set to receive backdated benefit payments averaging £5,000 following a government error. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has revealed it will pay out more than £1.5bn after “shoddy administration” meant about 180,000 people did not receive benefits they were legally entitled to after being ‘migrated’ from Incapacity Benefit to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).

The average underpayment for each person is estimated to be about £5,000, but some people will be owed significantly more, with approximately 20,000 having been underpaid around £11,500 and a small number owed as much as £20,000.

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Adventurer Ben Fogle completes Mount Everest climb

Adventurer Ben Fogle completes Mount Everest climb

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/16/adventurer-ben-fogle-completes-mount-everest-climb?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress
“A little boy I never got to know. A little life that never got to live. A breath that was never exhaled. His loss changed our lives and I think about him daily… Cradling little Willem to say goodbye, I made a promise to him to live my life brightly. To embrace every day. To always smile. To be positive and to inspire.”

Theresa May and Amber Rudd lied. Secret deportations of Windrush citizens to continue next week

Pride's Purge

Theresa May and Amber Rudd have lied and lied and lied and lied about the scandalous deportations of the Windrush citizens – British grandmothers and grandfathers who have worked and paid taxes all their lives in this country but are being locked up and forcibly deported in shackles to countries they no longer have any connection with, simply because they cannot fulfill the Home Office’s impossible demands to provide four documents for every year they have lived in the UK.

But now it seems – even as May and Rudd were apologising for the scandal – the PM and Home Secretary were still lying.

Because deportations of Windrush citizens – including at least two grandmothers – are continuing. A  deportation flight to Jamaica has been booked by Rudd’s Homes Office for next week:

Home Office charter secret removal flight to Jamaica with these grandmothers:

What is wrong with May…

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