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State Retirement Pensions: Overpayments

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 28 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people received pension overpayments in (a) the UK, (b) the North East, (c) Tees Valley district and (d) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency in the last 12 months. (249578)

The information is not available by region, district or constituency. The national figure for pension related overpayments is in the following table. This is split between state pension and pension credit overpayment.

Volume of pension related overpayments

April 2007 to March 2008

April 2008 to December 2008

Pension credit

136,031

112,466

State pension

229,626

168,600