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# Overpayments

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# Overpayments
Years of mistakes: How the Department of Social Protection mishandled social welfare overpayments
Some overpayments have not been recovered because of a litany of mistakes by the Department of Employment and Social Protection.
# Debt
Government says it's owed €475 million in social welfare overpayments
Minister Regina Doherty said a number of measures are taken to try to recover the monies owed.
# Employment
Over 300 cases of social welfare fraud reported to gardaí last year
Social welfare fraud totalled €38.4 million in 2017, down from €41 million in 2016.
# Overpayments
Six people were wrongly paid over €200,000 in social welfare
The six cases have all been reported to gardaí.