DWP – overpayment of a deduction?

DWP – overpayment of a deduction?

11:43 AM, 12th August 2021, About 2 months ago 21

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Despite letting UC know (though the official form) that the tenant has now paid back in full her rent arrears, I have since been paid directly another deducted payment. I am assuming that at some point DWP will realise this and ask for it back as it classes as an overpayment, but the tenant says the DWP has said it is between the Landlord and tenant to sort out.

Who is right?

If I pay the tenant the overpayment, am I then at risk of the DWP clawing it back from me?

Or do I have to wait for DWP to request it back and send it to them?

Many thanks

DSR



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by DSR

15:05 PM, 19th August 2021, About 2 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Robert Mellors at 19/08/2021 - 11:02
That contact name is well and truly noted as there will no doubt be a need for future contact!

BUT, the DWP do like shifting people so if he gets moved on...back to square one 🙁


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