LHA top up overpayment – Are you recovering it??

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  • #34253
    Anonymous
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    We have had our first overpayment of HB due to awarding a backdate on an LHA claim which has reverted it back to the ‘old scheme’ and they are no longer entitled to the extra £15 a week they were getting on the LHA scheme.

    We are going to treat this as a recoverable overpayment… do you agree this is correct??

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    #96189
    aosulliv
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    It hasn’t been caused by an official error – therefore recoverable

    #96190
    Anonymous
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    I agree with Amos. I think this o/p would be classed as “other” and is therefore recoverable. 8)

    #96191
    Ozzies Mate
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    Yep that is waht we were trained should happen. Is one of those anomalies when granting backdating that reverts back to de-reg new claim

    #96192
    seanosul
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    It is indeed a recoverable eligible error o/p – although I suggested LAs write to DWP to ask for the same exemption that applied when they introduced the changes to the annual referral rules (o/ps were to be treated as non recoverable DWP Error).

    Kind of got ignored a bit.

    The advice from Paul Stagg is of interest though and I am not sure if it has gone up – Peter DLM said he would add it. NB – it is only advice. In a numb his argument is that the backdated period forms a separate part of the claim process, which therefore allows the awarding the backdated period as a reference rent period and the new claim as LHA.

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