Reply To: Overpayments created by NTC awards


Case 3: Example 1 – end paragraph.
Without delivering a lengthy dialogue, we understand the ingredients of an overpayment i.e. HB/CTB in excess of entitlement – brought about by an error – in any case a reactive process.
In this scenario, by allowing a Departmental Error, DWP are effectively providing for an overpayment through the inception of what can best be desribed as a new ‘rule’. In reality, it is a default marker to facilitate for the resultant overpayment.
In other cases ‘income’ is taken over the period for which it was due so why should an exception be made with NTC?