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Benefits Overpayment - What if I don't think I've been overpaid?

Find out more about Benefits Overpayments.

What if I don't think I've been overpaid?

With all benefits, if you do not agree that you have been overpaid or do not think that this should be recoverable from you, you can ask for this to be looked at again and appeal against the decision. See our Challenging Decisions information.

The decision letter about the overpayment should include a breakdown of:

  • How much you were overpaid each week

  • For what period you were overpaid

  • The total that has been overpaid.

If you think the benefits office may have got the amounts or the dates wrong, you should contact them.

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