Households in Nottingham are facing huge debts after being overpaid benefits without their knowledge. In some cases benefits have been overpaid for more than a year. Now they're being asked to give the money back.
Nottingham City Council is blaming the government - saying a new system forced on them 9 months ago has led to a delay in processing changes in circumstances.
In a statement an official from the Department of Work and Pensions told Central News that the new system:
"Will get the right benefit payments to people faster and is forecast to save around three quarters of a billion pounds. Most local authorities are managing the system well and they are processing claims more quickly as a result."
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