Reply To: overpayment – LA failed to act v claimant contributing.

Clive Hayward

How about arguing that the o/p is recoverable because although it could be said to have arisen because of the Council’s failure to cross reference the daughter’s claim in 2009 with her mum’s, Mum “materially contributed” to that error (if it was one) by not doing what she should have done: reporting her change of circs?

I’m assuming your claim forms and benefit notifications told her about her responsibilities.