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DWP benefits errors cause £5,000 refunds for ESA claimants

Tens of thousands of people on sickness benefits are set to receive backdated payments at an average of £5,000.  It is thought the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will have to pay anything up to £1.7bn in backdated payments and subsequent future adjustments due to the gross government error which has left many people living on the breadline…

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