I was moved by the tragic story of 81-year-old Joy Worrall, who took her life after being left with only £5 to survive.
Department of Work and Pensions
Lorna Scahill, of Station Road, Longforgan, is to stand trial accused of claiming more than £32,000 of benefits that she wasn’t entitled to.
Parents at Quarry View Nursery were visited by the Cabinet Secretary for Social Security yesterday as a new benefits system gets set to be rolled out.
Concerns have been raised over how the BBC will cope when it begins funding free TV licences for the over-75s.
The number of staff hours lost at Dundee’s Jobcentre due to stress and depression has more than trebled in the past year.
‘I couldn’t believe my ears’: Ann’s shock as DWP stops pension after Dundee council said she was dead
Dundee City Council is to apologise after telling a 75-year-old woman her pension payments had been stopped because she was dead.
A woman who falsely claimed disability benefits and employment support allowance totalling almost £26,000 has avoided a jail sentence.
A woman accused of falsely claiming more than £15,000 in benefits is set for trial on June 21.
Social rent arrears run up by Dundee council tenants on Universal Credit have doubled since the start of the year, new figures show.
A woman claimed almost £26,000 in disability benefits and employment support allowance while working full-time, Dundee Sheriff Court heard.
A woman has admitted defrauding the Department for Work and Pensions out of £18,000.
A woman is facing jail after she admitted scamming more than £26,000 in benefits to which she was not entitled.
A woman accused of fraudulently obtaining benefits amounting to almost £60,000 over a three-year period has appeared in private at Dundee Sheriff Court.
Blundering bosses at the DWP have been branded “monstrous” after telling a Dundee man who can’t speak and can barely walk he is fit for work — just six weeks after he won an appeal against them.
A woman who admitted falsely obtaining more than £12,400 in benefits from the Department of Work and Pensions was jailed for 163 days.
A Dundee man who has had three strokes, is unable to speak and can’t walk for more than three minutes has won his appeal against benefits bosses.
A man who received a company pension as well as a lump sum of more than £50,000 continued to claim pension credits, council tax benefit and housing benefit for three years, falsely claiming £43,800.
The roll-out of an online claims system for Universal Credit in November could have a “Scrooge effect” and leave families penniless at Christmas, former minister Frank Field has claimed.
A Dundee housing chief has warned that “horrendous” changes to welfare payments could plunge some of the city’s poorest people further into poverty.
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