Parliament & politics: Benefit errors costing millions

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The Independent Online
A "HIGH LEVEL of error" in the administration of Disability Living Benefit in Northern Ireland is costing taxpayers millions of pounds each year.

The Commons Public Accounts Committee said it was "extremely concerned" about the over-payment, under-payment and non-payment of the benefit by the Northern Ireland Security Agency.

The committee urged the agency to "significantly improve" its performance, so that claims would be assessed properly and taxpayers could expect that their money was being properly spent.

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