Social Development's incompetence justifies Bennie Bashing
Ministry's mistakes cost taxpayers
Beneficiaries owe the Ministry of Social Development nearly $1 billion and about half of it is because of overpayments, official figures show.
The total includes recoverable assistance of about $410 million, fraud about $65 million and an outstanding overpayments balance of $454 million which the ministry is trying to get back.
Unbelievable, we have this right wing song and dance about dirty filthy bennie fraud, which amounts to $65million (when compared to the vast frauds our so called captains of industry have perpetuated with their dodgy financial companies this sum is chump change) while the Departments own incompetence means $454 million in over payments are made. Giving poor people incorrect amounts and then charging them for the temptation of unexpected funds in their accounts is simply cruel.
How dare the beneficiaries get blamed for this vast incompetence! Those seeking welfare need beneficiary advocates to force the ill trained monkeys behind the desk to give the correct payments.
How on earth can we attack bennie fraud at a mere $65 million when the Department itself is culpable for $454million in overpayments? The myopic blame put upon the dirty filthy bennies rather than the incompetence of the Department proves that we love to bash the bennie in this country, love it.