I am writing regarding your request for information, which I received on 10th January 2023. In that request, you asked us for the following:
How many NHS pensioners have been subject to overpayment reclaims
You subsequently clarified your request as follows:
How many NHS ill health pensions were subject to overpayment recovery during the period;
-Year 2019 to 2020
-Year 2020 to 2021
-Year 2021 to 2022
Your clarified request was received on 19 January 2023 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
A copy of the information is attached. Please read the below notes to ensure correct understanding of the data.
The table shows the total volume of ill health awards split by those with an overpayment, and those without an overpayment.
The data counts overpayments where a member has retired on ill health and an overpayment has been created. If a member retired on ill health and monies were overpaid but the overpayment was written off, this will not be counted as an overpayment in the totals provided.
Overpayments of NHS Pension Scheme benefits can happen for a number of reasons, for example where an amendment to the dates of scheme membership changes the start date for the payment of benefits or the pay used to calculate the benefits.
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