Reply To: Overlapping payments subsidy – source?

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helevans
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The Q&A in G5/2018 has:

Q3. When an overpayment of HB has been created and classified as a DWP error following the migration to UC. Should the two week Transition to UC Housing Payment be offset against the DWP overpayment period or should an additional two week payment be paid and not offset against the DWP overpayment period (if it’s for the same period)?

A3. Any overpayment that is created for the same period as the two week Transition to UC Housing Payment should be offset from that payment as it is HB entitlement. Any overpayment that occurs after the end date of the Transition to UC Housing Payment is classified as a DWP error overlap.

There was also a UC full service LA guide in July 2018 that stated:

What overpayment action should the LA take where a HB claimant moves to UC and receives both HB and UC for a period?

LAs should create any overpayment arising from a claimant ceasing HB some time in the past in order to switch to UC; as DWP error in their system and class as non-recoverable. There will be no subsidy implications for LAs as they receive 100% subsidy for these types of overpayment. LAs should then record the overpayment on the UC MGP1 (LA) form. DWP will deduct the “overlap” from the first UC payment. Found it online – http://interchange.moray.gov.uk/downloads/file128052.pdf

I haven’t found anything more recent – the (annoyingly and ridiculously late) HB audit for 2022/23 that we’re going through also had an auditor question on this and they were fine with this as a reply.

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