Ministry of Defence
Defence Business Services
MOD Abbey Wood North
Oak West Level 1
Fox Den Road
Ref: FOI2019/09916/ WHERRY
Mr R Wherry
Dear Mr Wherry,
Thank you for your email of 29 August 2019 to the Ministry of Defence (MOD) requesting
the following information:
“A large number of medical officers have recently been written to advise that DBS have
overpayed bonus’ due under the MODO bonus scheme on AFPS 05. The payment is due
to failure by DBS to take into account the changes when SP were moved to AFPS 15
How many Medical and Dental Officers have been affected by these over payments? What
are the ranges of amounts due to be reclaimed? Please provide answers broken down by
Service and Rank”
I am treating your correspondence as a request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (FOIA).
A search of the Department has been conducted and I can confirm some information
within the scope of your request is held.
A total of 117 Medical and Dental Officers are affected by the overpayment and have been
sent letters informing them of this. However, the amounts to be repaid by individuals is not
held, as investigations are not yet complete.
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