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Benefit Overpayments

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From: R JUNIOR

Dear Ministry of Social Development,

Please provide information on how beneficiary over-payments are calculated

Provide figures on how many beneficiaries have been overpaid in the last 3 years

The total amount that has been overpaid to beneficiaries in the last 3 years

How much has been recovered (over-payment debts) from beneficiaries in the last 3 years

Figures/information on how many over-payment debts have been challenged through Review of Decision

Figures on how many over-payment debts were found to have been incorrect and consequently wiped

Any information regarding common reasons for incorrectly calculating over-payment debts

Please dismiss cases/figures of fraud or investigation of fraud when giving figures, as per FYI.org.nz request #8408: "The vast majority of overpayments established by the Ministry are not cases of criminal fraud. They are simply cases where a client's circumstances have changed and they have not let Work and Income know in time before a payment has been made."

Yours faithfully,
R JUNIOR

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