Social Security Payments: Overpayments

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 25th January 2010.

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Photo of John Barrett John Barrett Shadow Work and Pensions Minister

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much money her Department recovered from the estates of recently deceased benefit claimants who had received overpayment of benefit in the last 12 months.

Photo of Jim Knight Jim Knight Minister of State (the South West), Regional Affairs, Minister of State (the South West), Department for Work and Pensions, Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (South West), The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

holding answer 18 January 2010

The information is not available in the format requested, but is available for the last financial year. The total recovered for 2008-09 was £28.7 million.


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