Date lodged: 13 September 2018
To ask the Scottish Government how many Carer's Allowance claimants have an outstanding (a) overpayment and (b) fraud debt, broken down by the value of the debt.
Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 27 September 2018
The following table provides current data obtained from DWP on approximately how many claimants in Scotland have an outstanding overpayment of Carer’s Allowance and how many of these overpayments have been classified as fraud. The table also breaks down the figures by the value of the debt.
Total value of outstanding CA overpayment
Total volume of claimants with an overpayment of CA
Volume of claimants with a Fraud overpayment
Less than £1000
£1000 - £5000