Reply To: Overpayments created by NTC awards

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I posted this question on another thread last week but it seems to relate to this thread more. I’m still not entirely clear either on the date claims for HB/CTB should be amended from……

Section 4 of Amendment 8 to “the guide” has some examples of when claims should be amended from and how overpayments should be dealt with. But…

Case 3, example 2, finishes with the statement that “the overpayment will only arise from the first week of the current 4-week period”. Therefore, where a 4 weekly payment is made w/c 28/4/03, the HB/CTB would be amended from 7/4/03. It would, therefore, follow that where a 4 weekly payment is made w/c 26/5/03, the HB/CTB is amended from 5/5/03 with any tax credit award made for the period 7/4/03-4/5/03 being treated as capital.

But….

Case 4 describes a customer who claims NTC 1/5/03, has it backdated to 6/4/03 and is notified of the award on 15/5/03. This example states that the HB/CTB overpayment only arises from the date of award and that arrears are calculated from 6/4/03 to the day before the date of the award.

So which is right? The start of the most recent payment cycle or the Monday following the date of the award letter. Or am I missing something here…?:15: