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Many regular posters might be interested in reading up on the latest benefit fraud and error reports issued (11/15) for the years 2014/15 by type and date you can follow this here >>





or here




Final estimates of total overpayments and underpayments across the benefit system in financial year 2014/15.


This report provides estimates of fraud and error levels in the benefit system in Great Britain for the financial year 2014/15. The main points from the report are:


  • 1.8% of total benefit expenditure was overpaid due to fraud and error (the lowest recorded rate of overpayments)
  • the estimated value of overpayments is £3.0 billion (a fall from the 2013/14 estimated value of £3.4 billion)
  • the net government loss, after recoveries, is £2.1 billion, or 1.2% of benefit expenditure
  • 0.9% of total benefit expenditure (or £1.5bn) was underpaid due to fraud and error, both unchanged from 2013/14

Next release: May 2016.







Also it may be worth reading up on the other links within this page its full of useful statics and information.. Like the methodology report from here >> https://tinyurl.com/h5ramaq



I hope you find it useful..

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Some overpayments could be caused by PPI pay-outs.. For more on this please see here >> https://tinyurl.com/hut6gsn


If this is the case it could affect many claimants with different benefits... Just a thought here



See bullet point 7 from the above link





'The banks do not use National Insurance numbers (NINO) as a common unique identifier; although they often hold them for tax/interest purposes. We therefore need to allocate a NINO by identifying the banks customers using the limited data provided; these include fields like Name, Address etc. We then match these, as best we can, against benefits systems to identify fraud and error'.


To give you all a better view they said also said this


'Identifying a Payment Protection Insurance element



13. Legal advice is that we should consider PPI awards as an element of capital. However it can be difficult to identify a PPI only case. The average compensation for a PPI claim is £2,700 nationally. So we have developed some simple points you may want to consider: '



From this statement I think that there could be a large amount of overpayment claims by several Agencies in the very near future.. Not good


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