Overpaid benefits cannot be recovered

Posted 19th December 2009

Earlier this month the Court of Appeal ruled that the secretary of state for work and pensions cannot recover overpayments of social security benefits through the courts in cases where the claimant is not at fault.

Earlier this month the Court of Appeal ruled that the secretary of state for work and pensions cannot recover overpayments of social security benefits through the courts in cases where the claimant is not at fault. The case was brought by the Child Poverty Action Group after the government wrote to over 65,000 claimants telling them it could take them to court at common law if they did not pay back benefit overpayments. The benefits in question included income support, incapacity benefit, housing benefit, pension credit and the state pension  benefits that cost the taxpayer the most.


Moneywise, 22 October 2009

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