LETTER: Benefits issue highlights vital CAB role

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Last week’s front page article should be a reminder to us all of how vital is the service provided by our Citizens’ Advice Bureau, in protecting the rights of us all, especially the disadvantaged, weak and vulnerable in our communities.

As the figures stated in the article show, there are a great many folk deserving of help, who are being assessed wrongly by a company employed directly by our Government to do the task of assessment.

Consequently in a large amount of instances, on appeal these decisions are being shown to be completely wrong.

Do you not think it a waste of public funds to carry on paying to do such a proven bad job?

Surely on our behalf the Government should be saying ‘you’re fired’?

If it was an educational examination marking operation getting things so wrong they would have been out long ago.

It cannot be hidden that the Government is heavily targeting all who need welfare benefits to live on.

It may not concern many of us too much at the moment, but at any time it could be you or I through no fault of our own that might be looking for assistance.

The large majority of people receiving benefits today do so lawfully.

Unfortunately, there are a minority who will defraud the system, as happens in all walks of life.

Many of our trusted Members of Parliament have succumbed to the temptation in recent times.

However it is unwise and unworthy that the innocent majority should suffer because of the actions of a small minority.

So, difficult as it may be to speak up against the weight of the authorities, everyone who believes that they are suffering an injustice should speak out immediately.

All citizens have their rights and thankfully there is the CAB there to offer help.

AK Atkinson

Broadgate, Wrangle