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17/02/2012

Welfare Control Save Over €645 Million

The Social Protection Minister has said the Government has saved almost €700 million through its welfare controls.

Speaking on Friday, Joan Burton outlined savings of €645 million, which had been achieved across Department of Social Protection schemes through fraud prevention and control measures in 2011.

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Department of Social Protection officials reviewed some 982,000 individual claims for social welfare payments.

Welcoming the figures, Minister Burton said: "The level of savings achieved by the Department is well in excess of the target of €540 million set at the start of 2011 and it shows our commitment to tackling fraud and abuse of the social welfare system across our broad range of schemes."

(DW/GK)

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Welfare Control Save Over €645 Million - The Social Protection Minister has said the Government has saved almost €700 million through its welfare controls.