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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-18780: Mark Griffin (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 13 September 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many Carer's Allowance claimants have an outstanding (a) overpayment and (b) fraud debt, broken down by the value of the debt.

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 27 September 2018

The following table provides current data obtained from DWP on approximately how many claimants in Scotland have an outstanding overpayment of Carer’s Allowance and how many of these overpayments have been classified as fraud. The table also breaks down the figures by the value of the debt.

Total value of outstanding CA overpayment

Total volume of claimants with an overpayment of CA

Volume of claimants with a Fraud overpayment

Less than £1000

2900

200

£1000 - £5000

2500

300

Over £5000

700

200

Total

6100

700