Social Security and Employment Support for Disabled People

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:05 pm on 6th March 2019.

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Photo of Kerry McCarthy Kerry McCarthy Labour, Bristol East 1:05 pm, 6th March 2019

At a recent surgery I held for carers, a woman came along with a case relating to her daughter who has disabilities, and we managed to get a back payment of £22,000 in disability payments. If I had not held that surgery for carers, and if the excellent local carers organisation had not put that lady in touch, her daughter would still be waiting for those payments. We cannot have a situation in which people rely on such fortuitous circumstances to get justice. What can the Minister do about that?