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Winter Fuel Payments: Maladministration

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his Department's policy on recovering cold weather payments made in error is; and if he will make a statement. (249451)

Customers are asked to repay overpayments of Cold Weather payments arising as a result of customer error, but only where it is cost-effective to do so.

The Department does not currently seek to recover Cold Weather payments made as a result of official error.