Auditor Issue – Overpayment Classification

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    Good morning all,

    WE have claims that were assessed, the assessor realsied that they had done something wrong and reasessed the claim for the same period on the same day. No money went out and we deem these corrections as technical error overpayments.

    We are in discussions with our auditor about this as he beleives that these overpayments should be deemed LA Error. This is because the LA made the mistakes and the overpayment resulting from the correction is the LA’s fault.

    I have countered this arguement as only the reduced payment, after the correction had been made would have gone out to the claimant.

    Does anyone have any opinions about whether my auditor or myself is correct?

    Thank you



    I’d love to know how the auditor thinks the payment was made – R.99 “…been paid by way of…”

    I can see no way that there is an OP, surely DMA10(A) Correction of accidental errors applies?

    If this is the case then the changes will form part of the original decision.

    Course, if the auditor is correct you must give a right of appeal which could lead to all sorts of entertaining possibilities!

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