DHP O/P recovery

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    Can we recover a DHP O/P from ongoing HB? It seems a rather grey area to me as the regs/guidance do not really say that we can't, but everyone is saying no. We have a claim where we awarded a DHP based on circs at the time and now full HB has been awarded for same period so in theory they are receiving twice as much money. Can anyone point me in the direction where it states we can't recover.

    nick dearnley

    No; DHP is outside the HB scheme so not subject to its overpayment recovery rules. In the past I have issued an invoice and pointed out in a covering letter that the DHP was awarded to make up a shortfall in HB that no longer exists, and that as the HB has no been adjusted upwards they will be no worse off by repaying the DHP.

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