Written answers

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Department of Social Protection

Social Welfare Overpayments

Photo of Michael Healy-RaeMichael Healy-Rae (Kerry South, Independent)
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45. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of persons in the State who are paying back money to her Department to date in 2014, that is, persons who were deemed had been overpaid or had overclaimed or were not within the terms of schemes that they were receiving money from; the amount of money it is at present, that is, the total amount that is being paid every week; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46599/14]

Photo of Joan BurtonJoan Burton (Dublin West, Labour)
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The Department is not in a position to publicly comment on overpayment recoveries in 2014 at this time as these figures form part of the statutory accounts of the Department and are subject to audit by the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General.


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