Benefit Fraud and disabled people

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Dear Home Office,

I sent a FOI to the prime Ministers office which has not been responded to at all so i am sending this to you to try and get a response

There has been many speeches from yourselves about the level of fraud by disabled people claiming related benefits which is giving the impression that such fraud is extremely high.

I would like to have your figures please for levels of fraud by disabled people claiming disability related benefits like DLA, Incapacity benefit and any other associated benefit.

I would also like a comparison with the level of fraud around other benefits like JSA and income support.

I am very concerned at the way you are portraying disabled people as the worst fraudulent claimants and would like to see all related evidence please.

I would also like to know what agreement you have with the Sun newspaper re reporting possible fraudulent benefit claimants,including disabled people, as they state you support their
campaign?

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/fea...

What plans do you have in place to ensure those who maliciously report a disabled person falsely to the Sun or DWP receive an appropriate penalty such as reporting them to the police for committing Hate Crime against the disabled person?

Obviously encouraging people to behave in hostile ways towards disabled people is not apropriate and illegal so how will you ensure the legal and human rights of the disabled individual falsely accused of benefit fraud and subjected to a full DWP investigation and the accompanying stress this causes?

I look forward to a full answer to all these request please.

Yours faithfully,

A. Novis

Information Access, Home Office

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