Marsha de Cordova MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Disabled People, responding to the news that 30,000 additional people have been underpaid Employment and Support Allowance, bringing the total figure to an estimated 210,000 now owed, said “Once again disabled people are suffering as a result of the chaos at the heart of the DWP.
“This mess is yet another example of the hostile environment created for disabled people by this Conservative Government. It is scandalous that tens of thousands of disabled people have died before receiving the social security that they were owed.
“Labour is clear that those affected by these errors must be compensated. The Government’s continued failure to right its wrongs is disgraceful.”