Dear Department for Work and Pensions,
Please supply the following in relation to disability living allowance, incapacity benefit, employment and support allowance, income support and other incapacity and disability related benefits, for the last financial year.
1) The financial cost of proven fraudulent claims
2) The estimated financial cost of fraudulent claims, including those not caught by the system
3) The amount of money spent on preventing such fraudulent claims, and investigating suspected or proven ones and recovering money
4) The estimated amount of such benefits that people are entitled to but that went unclaimed
5) The amount of money spent on identifying these potential claimants and assisting them to claim the benefits to which they are entitled.
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Dear Mr Paulley
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