IRELAND 22 February 2018
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The Department of Social and Family Affairs carries out control procedures designed to detect fraud and errors in income support payments, and to prevent such cases arising. It also seeks to recover overpayments and to prosecute those committing fraud. The report presents the results of an examination that looked at the extent to which review and control activity is informed by an assessment of the risk of fraud and error attaching to the different welfare schemes. It also looked at the Department's effectiveness in recovering and deterring overpayments, and how it evaluates its performance in that regard.