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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

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
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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