More Children Relying On Incapacity Benefits
December 13, 2004
More Children Relying On Incapacity
Benefits And DPB
Social Development Minister Steve
Maharey said today that New Zealand is making "tremendous
progress in addressing child poverty".
Lindsay Mitchell, petitioner for a Parliamentary review of
the DPB, "This claim is hard to swallow when the number of
children relying on each of the main benefits, bar
unemployment, is up."
"In June 2000 a total of 209,622
children relied on either a DPB, sickness or invalid
benefit. At the end of October this year that number had
risen to 218,724 - a four percent increase."
"If this is
tremendous progress I'd hate to see what failure looks
Lindsay Mitchell petitioner for a Parliamentary
review of the DPB forms available from
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