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Complainant Name:
Ms Constance Perris

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail

Complaint:

Ms Constance Perris considered that the newspaper's online headline had conflated the requirements for Incapacity Benefit with the requirements for Disability Living Allowance in breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice. She stated that there was no requirement under the Disability Living Allowance for the recipient to be unable to work.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the amendment of the online headline and the publication of the following statement:

The headline of this article has been amended to clarify the fact that, unlike Incapacity Benefit, the Disability Living Allowance is not an out-of-work benefit.

Date Published: 31/07/2012



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