Reply To: HB migration

Peter Barker

“HBDR remains a high priority for the department in ensuring these funds are recovered by LAs so that they may be put back into public services”

But in para 5 of Schedule 6 to the UC Claims and payments Regs, non-fraud HB overpayments occupy position 14 out of 17 in the order of priority for deductions. Although to be fair HB overpayments caused by fraud come higher up, and not everyone will have higher priority debts. But it’s still a poor substitute for HB deductions