The DWP are trying to hide the truth about the collosal sums of benefits that go unclaimed by using endless statistical meddling as an excuse for no longer revealing this vital information.
Back in the days before the current government weren’t elected the DWP used to publish statistics on an annual basis showing the number of people who were eligible for a particular benefit but didn’t claim it.
The numbers were often used to embarrass the government by showing that far more people do not claim the benefits they are entitled to than falsely receive payments. They showed for example, that in 2009/10 that the amount of Jobseeker’s Allowance that went unclaimed was between £1.28 billion and £1.95 billion. Housing Benefits were under-claimed by between £1.85 billion and £3.10 billion, whilst out of work sickness…
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