On the trail of false pen­sions

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Ac­count­ing Of­fice has iden­ti­fied over 2,600 cases in which pen­sions con­tin­ued to be paid to re­cip­i­ents who had died for as much as six months af­ter their death was reg­is­tered. The amount of the pen­sions paid out to de­ceased re­tirees reached 42.8 mil­lion eu­ros, of which the state has re­trieved nearly 30 mil­lion. It used two meth­ods to do this. One was by with­draw­ing 20.6 mil­lion euro from the bank ac­counts of the de­ceased pen­sion­ers through the in­ter­bank sys­tem. The sec­ond was by col­lect­ing the re­main­ing 9.3 mil­lion ei­ther from co-hold­ers of the ac­counts, who re­turned 1.9 mil­lion eu­ros, or via tax of­fices that charged the ac­counts of the de­ceased or their heirs, fetch­ing 7.4 mil­lion eu­ros. The search for the re­main­ing 12.9 mil­lion eu­ros con­tin­ues by the ac­count­ing of­fice.

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