In this case, the average repayment was recorded at £10,772.
The total amount repaid to these people was £84million.
Finally, there was the over 80, or category D, state pension. A total of 10,784 underpayments were identified, with an average value of £3,172.
In total, some £34million has been repaid to those impacted within this category.
The DWP explained: “Cases may be checked for more than one potential cause of error.
“Therefore, an individual state pension claim may be counted in more than one category.”
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