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Ministers reveal benefit cheats' excuses

Ministers have tried to highlight the impact of benefit fraud by publishing some of the more unusual excuses used by people found guilty of cheating.

Reasons include carrying ladders as therapy rather than for cleaning windows and claiming an identical twin had been doing work rather than them.

Disability campaigners say it creates more stigma for those who absolutely need to claim benefit.

Chris Mason reports.

  • 29 May 2011
  • From the section UK