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Clampdown launched on those abusing social care loan scheme

Tue, 14 May 2013


Some people who are on benefits are abusing the system with many treating government like a cashpoint.

That’s the view of the Social Care Minister who wants to tighten up legislation surrounding the Budgeting Loans Scheme.

The scheme lends people up to £1,000 to help towards deposits for accommodation or if they have lost their benefits money.

However there is evidence that people are making multiple claims with over £460,000 now owed to the department.

Chris Robertshaw says things need to change:

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