Civil Penalty

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

A civil penalty of £50 may be imposed on people
who either make incorrect statements in their benefit claims
without taking reasonable steps to correct them or who fail
promptly to provide information or evidence or report changes in
their circumstances without reasonable excuse, resulting in each
case in an overpayment of benefit".

The DWP would normally carry this out when the overpayment is £65
or more and are able to deduct a maximum of £10.65p from the
claimants benefit.The overpayment is also recovered.

1 Since October 1st 2012 How many civil penalties have been imposed by the Department and how much revenue have these generated. ?

2 This penalty is called a Civil Penalty is it enforcable in law ?

3 How many of these Civil Penalties decisons have been revised in the customers favour after a review, or reconsideration

Yours faithfully,

Ms A Edwards

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Dear DWP Strategy Freedom of Information,
18 December 2014

Dear DWP freedom-of-information-requests,

I have not as yet received a response to my request made on 21st
November, by which a reply should have been given within 20 days by
law (18 December). Please then can you supply me with this
information as quickly as possible.

Yours sincerely,

a edwards

Yours sincerely,

a edwards

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