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Benefit Overpayment (Write-Offs)

Volume 400: debated on Monday 3 March 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many overpayments of benefit have been written off in the last five years on the basis of concern for the health of the claimant. [99456]

Between May 1998 and the end of 2002, 394 cases were waived due to the health and welfare criteria. Information for earlier periods is not available.