Reply To: What is a technical overpayment?



In your circumstances are you making the payments in advance or has the rent liability been reduced?

Assuming the monies are being paid to another department of your authority I do not believe the method you choose to make the payment changes the classification of the overpayment. I presume these payments could if the means and resources exist be paid by an internal transfer using a voucher payment method

This being the case your authority is making the housing benefit payments to itself and your authority also acts as "landlord"