Carers are being bullied by the government, a committee of MPs says.
The Work and Pensions Select Committee says ministers are harassing people who have made honest mistakes when receiving carer’s allowance.
Long-standing problems within the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) led to a failure to spot overpayments.
The government says while it has a duty to the taxpayer to recover the money, “safeguards are in place to protect claimants from financial hardship”.
The MPs have urged the government to review, on a case by case basis, whether overpayments are worth pursuing, given the Department of Work and Pensions’ culpability and the cost of recouping them.
“Bullying carers is no way…
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