Facebook use a cause for claim rejections?

DWP deny scanning Facebook pages of disabled to reject benefit claims

Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey has refuted accusations her department routinely scans social media pages to deny benefit claims. 

Labour MP Anna Turley made the claim in the Commons — suggesting the Department for Work and Pensions look for “evidence of spending patterns” in order to reject benefits. 

The Redcar MP said: “Can the Secretary of State inform this House if it is now official DWP policy to scan claimants Facebook and other social media pages for evidence of spending patterns, such as meals or days out with the family, which are then being used to turn down illness or disability related benefits? 

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