Did you watch Jeremy Vine on C5 today? Yeh, us neither, but they set out a question on social media about people on benefits.
Jeremy Vine benefits
They wrote: “Is it time to crack down on jobless benefits?
“Nearly four million people in the UK are being supported by the state without ever having to look for a job.
“That’s because they’ve been deemed too sick to work.
“Is it wrong for taxpayers to fund them indefinitely?”
Unclaimed welfare benefits
UK households missing out on £19bn a year in unclaimed welfare benefits.
Millions of UK households are collectively missing out on at least £19bn a year in unclaimed welfare benefits, at a time when many are forced to use food banks or run up debt as they struggle with rising living costs, according to new estimates, reports The Guardian.
“It is shocking that £19bn of benefits and support is unclaimed at any time, let alone during a cost of living crisis,” said Deven Ghelani, director of Policy in Practice. “Missing out on eligible benefits could be the difference between households keeping their heads above water and feeling they are drowning,” he added.