Dear Department for Work and Pensions,
Recently, it has been made clear that significant amounts of money is being claimed in Universal Credit advances through fraudulent claims made by third parties.
Please provide:
- The internal estimate the Department currently holds for the amount borrowed to date through fraudulent claims for Universal Credit advance payments.
- The number of cases in which the Department knows, or suspects, that money was taken fraudulently and is still demanding repayment from the individual concerned.

Kind regards,

Sean Brawley

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Dear DWP,
I note that a response to my FOI regarding Universal Credit Fraud Figures is now due.
Please confirm when I can expect a response.

Kind regards,

Sean Brawley

no-reply@dwp.ecase.co.uk on behalf of DWP Strategy Freedom of Information, Department for Work and Pensions

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Dear Sean Brawley,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 12th
July.

Yours sincerely,

DWP Central FoI Team