Social Security Benefits: Scotland

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 26th June 2018.

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Photo of Martin Whitfield Martin Whitfield Labour, East Lothian

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants in Scotland have an outstanding benefit (a) overpayment or (b) fraud debt to be recovered by her Department.

Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Current data shows that in Scotland there are approximately 121,000 claimants with an outstanding benefit overpayment. Of this total, approximately 8,000 are classified as fraud related overpayments.

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