Carer's Allowance: Overpayments

(asked on 12th April 2021) - View Source

Question to the Department for Work and Pensions:

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people are repaying overpayments of carer's allowance; and what the total value being repaid is.


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Justin Tomlinson
This question was answered on 19th April 2021

As of 13th April 2021, 42,400 people were repaying Carer’s Allowance overpayments.

The total original value of those debts was just over £138million; the total amount currently outstanding is £89million.

The Department has a duty to recover overpaid benefits as quickly and efficiently as possible, but it is not intended that the recovery of an overpayment should cause any customer undue financial hardship.

Overpayment recovery of Carer’s Allowance, as with all benefits is subject to various legislative limitations and safeguards.

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