Friday, August 8, 2008

€238m saved in Welfare fraud clampdown

Welfare payments of almost €238m have been saved through anti-fraud and control measures in the first six months of this year, the Minister for Social and Family Affairs Mary Hanafin said today.

Following a review into social welfare fraud, it was found that some people claiming unemplyment benefit were in fact working; people who were claiming to be lone parents had gotten married; and medical evidence showed that some people claiming to be too ill to work could in fact work.

1 comment:

The Reviewer said...

Benefit fraudsters are scum who are stealing from the Irish taxpayer.