Reply To: Is this a recoverable OP?

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pbirks
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you had information that bought into doubt his entitlement.
he told you he was going to be a student.
You said if UC pay, then you’re fine and dandy, but then didnt check UC awards

you were paying based on his part time earnings, at the point you were advised he was a student. At that point you needed to make a decision re whether he was an eligible student or not. As no passporting benefit in paymentm he wasn’t.
Id say its LA error all day long.

hes meant to tell you he isnt on UC when he wasnt on UC and ghis claim wasnt running on UC when he told you ghe was a student??
that seems a bit ?????

Is it recoverable? Possibly.
But Im struggling to see how he would know hes being overpaid if he said” Im a full time student, can I get HB?”

You are saying he didnt tell you he wasnt on UC, DWP didnt tell you he wasnt in UC – but he wasnt on UC anyway so there was no change for them to report….
and you didnt check CIS to find out.

Id likely want to speak to the landlords and find out what support he’s getting/why hes being evicted. if its due to arrears alone, i think id be putting forward quite a strong case for the O/p to be written off if its not LA error unrecoverable.