PS advised incorrect capital

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    Anonymous
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    We received an AIF stating capital just over £5K, however it now seems PS omitted a bond which the customer has had all along, therefore her capital has always been over £16K, this was notified by her on a joint welfare visit after her partner died. As the AIF stated capital of £5K we used this figure and awarded CTB.

    This has now come to light and we have cancelled claim back to beginning and notified an overpayment.

    Have we done this right or should we have contacted PS first and asked them to amend the AIF?

    Confused as this is not an increase in capital as she has had it all along?

    NB: is it likely PS will admit official error so any overpayment would not be recoverable?

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    Andy Thurman
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    [quote:a600b0aaf5]is it likely PS will admit official error so any overpayment would not be recoverable?[/quote:a600b0aaf5]

    Don’t worry whether they admit it! The facts are clear! Having said that, there is still the argument over whether the capital should only be included from Mon after ETD.
    Personally, I think your point about the capital always being there may be key & I’m leaning towards revision which would definitely be DWP error overpayment. (Too tired to re-check regs just now 😳 )

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