Crackdown on state pensions nets €15 million for exchequer

Social welfare inspectors are targeting up to 66,000 people – mainly women - who get a partial pension while their partner gets a full state contributory pension

10th February, 2019
Fianna Fáil social welfare spokesman Willie O’Dea

Thousands of partners of state pensioners have had their pensions reduced or cut off completely as part of a new crackdown which has brought in €15 million.

Social welfare inspectors are targeting up to 66,000 people – mainly women - who get a partial pension while their partner gets a full state contributory pension.

They are checking tax records, bank interest payments and property registration databases to see if these failed to declare any extra income...

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