London, Feb.14 (ANI): It has been found that over 10,000 illegal immigrants are claiming sickness and maternity benefits without being given the right to live in Britain.
Abusers of the system did so by outstaying their working visas or managing to find employment without having any work permit as the Department for Work and Pensions has not asked for work permits when assessing claims, Employers have not been asked to prove claim benefits.
The Welfare Reform Bill, which will be introduced shortly, can be used to solve the issue.
"We know that family is the most important influence on a child's life, so it is no surprise that with this many children growing up with parents on unemployment benefits we are facing inter generational worklessness and benefit dependency on such a massive scale." said Iain Duncan Smith, Work and Pension Secretary. (ANI)