Mc Garvey hits out at delay in processing benefit applications

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A Donegal councillor says the delays in assessing peoples' applications for benefits are unacceptable, and show a lack of respect for the applicant.

Cllr Ian Mc Garvey says he's dealing with a woman who first applied three months ago, and has been told it will be next month before her application is even seen by an assessor.

In the meantime, Cllr Mc Garvey says people find themselve trying to survive on very small amounts of money while they are waiting, and he believes that's unfair...........