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Carers bullied by government, MPs say

42224159904_0586ce5656_z.jpg?profile=RESIZE_710xCarers are being bullied by the government, a committee of MPs says.

The Work and Pensions Select Committee says ministers are harassing people who have made honest mistakes when receiving carer's allowance.

Long-standing problems within the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) led to a failure to spot overpayments.

The government says while it has a duty to the taxpayer to recover the money, "safeguards are in place to protect claimants from financial hardship".

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