Hansard: Lack of appeal process on benefit recovery is causing hardship

December 07, 2015 ,

"Since April it has been possible to recover benefit at a rate of 40% from jobseeker’s allowance. There is much evidence that that is becoming the normal figure. There is no appeal, and on review, people are being told that even if they do not have enough money to eat, that is not a sufficient reason to be able to appeal against the benefit recovery. Will the Minister ask his officials to look seriously at this issue and how it is affecting the poorest people."
- Kevin Brennan in DWP Questions (Hansard Link)