Disability Benefits Appeals Backlog - Claimants "Could Lose Their Homes"
A backlog of appeals in benefit cases could leave some disabled people in Northamptonshire unable to afford their homes. That's according to people in the county who receive disability benefit for support with a range of impairments. BBC Radio Northampton has reported the concerns that cases were taking months to resolve, leaving valid claimants out of pocket for months. The Conservative MP for Wellingborough, Peter Bone, told Parliament that although it was right for the government to be robust on benefits it is not acceptable for people's appeals to be left in limbo. Stuart talks to Peter Bone, to Janice Tillett, who is blind, works for a charity and claims Disability Living Allowance, and to Mick Dillon, Chief Executive of the Centre for Independent Living in Northampton.
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