Losses of retirement pensions and widows' benefit
from errors by officials amounting to pounds 32 million.
The committee said it has resulted in people due pensions, incapacity benefit and widows' benefit
facing "unreasonable delays" in payment and, in some cases, losing sums of up to pounds 100 a week.
Tory social security spokesman Iain Duncan-Smith said:"The Govern-ment has effectively abolished widows' benefit
In his detailed reply last night, he admitted: "As a result of the extended transition and pilot period, there have been problems for some people making claims to Jobseekers' Allowance, Incapacity Benefit, Retirement Pension and Widows' Benefit
WELFARE - Left-wing rebellion over reform of pensions and widows' benefit
Ministers were last night warned by their own MPs that plans to scrap widows' benefit
would be "political suicide".
Tory social security spokesman Iain Duncan-Smith said: "The Government has effectively abolished widows' benefit
HOW appalling that the Government is to scrap widows' benefit
(The Mirror, October 12).
Also, there is information on pensions, including survivor benefits in pension schemes and widows' benefits
It emerged she had wrongly taken more than pounds 21,000 in widows' benefits
over the previous seven years, without telling the authorities she was living with her partner.
A WIFE who pretended her husband was dead and claimed pounds 11,604 in widows' benefits
was jailed yesterday.
This would be roughly equivalent to income replacement based on 75 per cent of the deceased serviceman's income, plus widows' benefits
roughly equivalent to those whose spouse's death was attributed to service in previous wars.