Reply To: HB underpayment used to offset o/p


Thank you for your responses.

Looking at the analysis of Reg 102, in the CPAG book, I’m quite happy that I can offset the £1650 against the overpayment (although the book I have is 2017/18 so hopefully the analysis hasn’t changed).

…..there may be recovery from any HB owing to D to which D is entitled. This can be arrears owed to D even if the arrears are referable to dates outside the period of the overpayment or future payments…..

I’m concerned with the notification letter and the fact that it wasn’t clear for the claimant. Am I over thinking this?