Sunday, June 13, 2010

Social welfare refused 9,000 bogus claims last year

MORE than 9,000 people were refused social welfare payments last year after it was deemed they were not habitually resident in Ireland.

Thousands of apparently bogus claims had been filed with the Department of Social and Family Affairs, according to figures, which are showing a vast increase in the number of failed applications.

According to the department, 9,200 people sought welfare last year who were subsequently deemed not to be permanently resident in the country.

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