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

Originally posted on Politics and Insights:
https://twitter.com/MarshadeCordova/status/1052660394714644481 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…