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Govt breaking law over pension, benefit claims, says study

Citizens group says that applicants dying before granted rights

Govt breaking law over pension, benefit claims, says study

Rome, June 25 - Bureaucratic delays in assessing and awarding pensions and other benefits frequently go beyond the legal limits in Italy, a report released Tuesday said. It found that an applicant must wait an average of eight months for a medical examination in relation to some benefits - far beyond the legal 120-day limit, said the report. And it can take almost one year before benefits are granted, which means that in some cases the applicant dies in the meantime. Last year, problems were reported by 45.6% of applicants, far beyond the 28.4% reported in 2011, said the study by the Active Citizens organisation, which looked at almost 3,900 case files.

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