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Microsoft Word Joint Committee on Social & Family Affairs: Report on Social Welfare Fraud - 21 October 2009

The DSFA advised of the context within which they operate their anti-fraud measures – 1.2 million payments are made per week, with an additional 500,000 monthly payments across more than 50 schemes. Two million new claims are processed each year. Certain social welfare payments are more susceptible than others to fraud. Jobseeker payments and the One Parent Family Payment (OPFP) scheme are particularly high risk.


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