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And on Monday the government published a consultation on bereavement benefits which will reduce and time-limit payments to bereaved partners and families, all in the name, of course, of encouraging claimants into those nonexistent jobs:

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/consultations/201 ... efit.shtml
The idea that bereavement benefits don't encourage people into work is a fairy tale. They are already time-limited and are there for a reason: just look at the examples we have on this forum where people have been called into Jobcentres while still grieving.
Regarding the claimant increase in DLA receivership .This "concern" is ever more ironic given that for some years after its introduction the concern was the lack of "take up".The main reason for the increase is the fact that pensioners remain entitled if in receivership prior to reaching pensionable age-over one million.It still remains one of the most underclaimed benefits/allowances,and for the life of me I cannot fathom out why giving choice and independence to people via that route is seen as a "bad" thing.