La Error o/p made unrecoverable and subsequent increase in HB award

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  • #37871
    Dawney
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    Hi all
    We are struggling with what to do where we have made a LA error unrecoverable and now the claimant is entitled to an increased award of HB for the o/p period.
    How do we deal with this – it does not seem right to pay out the extra -can this be used to ‘offset’ the unrecoverable amount or as the o/p has been made unrecoverable are we not allowed to do this?

    #106539
    Anonymous
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    What you are doing here is revising the overpayment as a result of further revising/superseding the awarding decision[s].

    First you paid HB under the original decision[s].
    Next you revised and/or superseded the original decision[s] and furtgher decided that there was an overpayment.
    Now you have further revised/superseded the original decision[s], and as a consequence the claimant was not overpaid as much as you first thought. The o/p is therefore reduced and the smaller amount is now unrecoverable. This is important because you are entitled to full subsidy on the claimant’s proper entitlement as most recently revised.

    #106541
    Dawney
    Participant

    Thanks for this Peter – we were getting bogged down with the number of revisions/supersessions!!

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