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Statistics show most disability benefit fraud allegations are false.

What: A response by DWP to a freedom of information request submitted by the Berkshire branch of Disabled People Against Cuts shows that nearly nine in 10 allegations of fraudulent claims passed to the department’s website and hotline prove to be false and unfounded. In both 2017-18 and 2018-19, the percentage of cases of alleged disability benefit fraud that were found to be “non-fraudulent” after examination by DWP was 89 per cent.

Why significant: Shows evidence of the pervasiveness of the culture of suspicion crafted by politicians in relation to disabled benefits claimants.


DPAC Fo1 2019