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An admin error robbed thousands of families with disabled kids of up to £4,400 a year.
The Tories revealed the tax credit foul-up in their Autumn Statement. They were worth £60 to £84 a week. They have pledged funds to guarantee payments for the next six years.
But these are only backdated to April. They could be cheating some families of up to £20,000 in unpaid tax credits.
The Socialist condemns this miserly and contemptuous approach to compensation. Pay backdated credits to everyone who was entitled.
Reverse the benefit cuts and invest in a decent standard of living for all disabled people, carers and families.
In The Socialist 7 December 2016:
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