This interactive visualisation provides estimates of fraud and error in social security benefits funded by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). Data for the visualisation is drawn from our published Data Tables
The data provided includes the final 2015/16 financial year estimates, covering the period from April 2015 to March 2016. These statistics have been developed in accordance with the National Statistics Code of Practice and supporting Principles.
The "Overpayments" tab contains estimates of benefit overpayments (when a claimant is paid more in benefit than they are entitled to). The "Underpayments" tab contains estimates of benefit underpayments (when a claimant is not paid enough).
The charts and summaries on the "Overpayment" and "Underpayment" tabs are responsive to the selections you make, so offer a new way to explore DWP's fraud and error data. The full report and supplementary documents
are still available as in previous years.