Reply To: Overpayments – Circular A13 2006


I had to re-read it a few times to realise what paragraphs 11 to 14 were all about.

It does seem a really bizarre circular though. It spends ages stating why authorities shouldn’t commence recovery action until the period for the claimant to appeal has elapsed, but then basically states you can do whatever you want within that month except take Court Action. Were any authorities really slapping court orders on claimants within a month of the overpayment decision anyway?

Don’t even get me started on underlying entitlement. Since when did ‘back-dating’ come into it??