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Ali M-W
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Posted - 03/02/2010 :  08:08:26  Show Profile Send Ali M-W a Private Message
Charities in plea over unclaimed benefits

"The 27 charities, which include Citizens Advice, Save the Children and Age Concern and Help the Aged, said more than 16 billion of means-tested benefits and tax credits goes unclaimed each year..."

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With so much unclaimed, we need to urge our MPs to use this to wipe the slate clean and improve the system Only then will families trust it enough to claim what they are due!




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Ali M-W
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Posted - 13/02/2010 :  06:44:35  Show Profile Send Ali M-W a Private Message
Article onthis from LITRG:

LITRG has joined forces with a group of charities, led by Citizens Advice, to challenge the Government over 16 billion of unclaimed benefits including tax credits.

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16 billion, eh? Yet this government claims it can't afford to write off HMRC bungles, ie, non-fraudulent overpayments caused by the Treasury itself? And they call themselves Socialists? They would rather waste money endlessly pursuing recovery from claimants who do not have the money and spent it in good faith than stick their hands up, admit mistakes were made, and wipe the slate clean to start again.

We have an election coming up. Now is the time to lobby our MPs and Parliamentary Candidates (their rivals for that seat) about their tax credit write-off policy. Are they for or against? What will they do for us? Let's oust the MPs who don't care.





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Posted - 23/02/2010 :  18:32:47  Show Profile Send Ali M-W a Private Message
Now's the time we really need to increase the pressure on this shameful government, and if you visit virtually any charity of welfare organisation's site, you will see that they either suppport an Amnesty already or have similar campaigns which we could attach an Amnesty request to. The time is right to liaise with these charities and support the CAB's Amnesty campaign. Child poverty and social justice are hugely important issues, and political ground can be won or lost depending on how each political party reacts to any such drive.

Anyone can lobby and make contact with any of these organisations. Just remember that they reckon everyone in the world is contactable within 6 degrees of separation. All of us are only one person (our MP) away from Brown, whose power is immense, even now. If you find something impossible to do, find someone you know who can. Sorted.

Morpheus: I'm trying to free your mind, Neo. But I can only show you the door. You're the one that has to walk through it.
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