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$7 000 NIS bill

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$7 000 NIS bill

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SHIRLEY LINTON says she is depressed and upset that the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) is asking her to repay almost $7 000 after it mistakenly overpaid her through a survivors’ benefit she received over a period of time.
Linton is the grandmother of Doniya Codrington, 4, the only survivor in her immediate family who perished during a cave-in at Brittons X Road, St Michael, on August 26, 2007. At the time of the tragedy Doniya, who was three months old, was staying with Linton.
Following the death of Doniya’s father, Linton said she went to the NIS in October and filed for the benefit.
Linton said she started receiving payments in November 2007 and they continued in monthly increments until December 2010. (MM)
Full story in today’s DAILY NATION.