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Topics: Death, Money, Pensions

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

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Poor Yorick has remained poor thanks to DWP underpayment

Some of the dead people who have received over £73 million in benefits from the DWP (Department for Work and Pensions) during 2008 are up in arms upon hearing that their entitlements weren't index linked to inflation.

It appears that Mrs Letitia Mort, who died in 1879, was haunting a party at the home of DWP Minister Rosie Winterton MP when she overheard that thousands of dead people who had received benefit payments last year didn't receive their 3% inflation adjustment. Returning to her grave later that evening, she hastily convened a meeting of the dead in the crypt of St Weobegone's church in Boston, Lincolnshire.

Of the 3000 dead people attending her meeting, she was enraged to discover that not one of the attendees had been paid the extra 3% during 2008.

She said: "It's okay for perfectly healthy people to claim disability allowances so they can get a blue badge and an allowance to park their bloody 4x4 trucks in the disabled spaces at the supermarket, but we dead people, who fought and died for queen and country, have been totally ignored when it comes to a mere 3% increase in our allowance."

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