Paula Bennett has announced:
People with outstanding arrest warrants will no longer receive a benefit while evading Police says Social Development Minister Paula Bennett.
“Of the approximately 15,000 people with a current arrest warrant, around 8,200 are on benefits,” says Mrs Bennett.
“If someone has an unresolved arrest warrant we will stop their benefit until they do the right thing and come forward to the authorities.”
I’m a bit amazed that up until now you could be on the run from Police, and indefinitely keep claiming a benefit!Tags: welfare reform