'Single mum' benefits cheat exposed by husband’s pants
Caught: Carol Pounder, 48, from Barnsley, Lancashire, was caught by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) when her 'estranged' husband's pants were found in the house she was supposed to be living in alone with their daughter
“Very disturbing” new government figures show a steep fall in the proportion of disabled people being found eligible for out-of-work disability benefits. Disabled campaigners fear the figures show the government is cutting spending on disability benefits “below the radar”, after being forced to abandon its attempts to reduce expenditure on personal independence payment (PIP) in April. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) statistics, released this week, show the proportion of disabled…
Firefighters working for the New York City Fire Department will once again be eligible for 75% of their pension in the event of a retirement-forcing injury sustained in the line of duty. The new legislation reverts back to a state law that had been active until 2009, after which a lack of renewal reduced the pension to 50%. For more information on the law and statements from public officials including Governor Andrew Cuomo, see the article below.