State paid out millions to deceased pensioners

in News · 07-03-2019 09:45:00 · 0 Comments
State paid out millions to deceased pensioners

News reports have revealed social security services have paid out millions of euros to deceased pensioners.

According to an internal audit conducted by the Accounts Tribunal, 3.7 million euros were paid out in 2016 to 2017, and in some cases, payments were made for ten years after a recipient’s death.

Recovering the cash from family members who pocketed the payments has not proven easy, with only around 600,000 euros recouped by the state to date.


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