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    • Dmc
    • By Dmc 10th Nov 18, 11:44 PM
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    Can DWP access Irish bank accounts?
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    • 10th Nov 18, 11:44 PM
    Can DWP access Irish bank accounts? 10th Nov 18 at 11:44 PM
    I know DWP can access details of UK bank accounts but can they access Repulic of Ireland or other overseas accounts if they suspect undeclared savings of someone claiming benefits?
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    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 10th Nov 18, 11:45 PM
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    I know DWP can access details of UK bank accounts but can they access Repulic of Ireland or other overseas accounts if they suspect undeclared savings of someone claiming benefits?
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    Let's hope so!
    "Only two things are infinite-the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not so sure about the universe"
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    • By Dmc 10th Nov 18, 11:50 PM
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    I hope so too
    • Afraid of Kittens
    • By Afraid of Kittens 11th Nov 18, 3:01 AM
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    HMRC and Ireland share data.

    HMRC and DWP share data.

    A discrepancy found by HMRC would be shared with the DWP.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/tax/11697816/What-does-the-taxman-know-about-you-your-finances-and-your-lifestyle.html
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    • By tomtom256 11th Nov 18, 9:50 AM
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    They have various powers under Social Security Legislation and access to various police agencies, like interpol, various agreements with foreign governments etc to tackle fraud.


    The also have a specialist Abroad Fraud Team that have extra powers and contacts all over the world in order to tackle Social Security fraud.


    As the saying goes "It's not if, it's when".
    • Dmc
    • By Dmc 12th Nov 18, 11:05 AM
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    • 12th Nov 18, 11:05 AM
    Thank you. I was sincerely hoping that this would be the case.
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