Reply To: Overpayments created by NTC awards


We have just started classifying some HB/CTB overpayments as departmental error following the guidance in circular S3/2003 and the examples given in amendment 8. Basically we are treating o/p for the period 07/04/03 to the Monday following the date the award notice was issued as departmental error. If someone appealed on the grounds that the award notice was received a number of weeks after this date we would re-classify the o/p as departmental error as per the guidance in Amendment 8.

However, could someone please confirm if this provision only applies to O/P’s created during the period 05/04/03 to 31/05/03 or if these dates apply to the actual period of the O/P.