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Benefits Overpayment - What is a Benefit Overpayment?

Find out more about Benefits Overpayments.

What is a Benefit Overpayment?

An overpayment of benefits occurs if you are paid:

  • A benefit you are not entitled to, or

  • More benefit than you are entitled to.

Some of the reasons why this may happen include:

  • You give incorrect information when you claim benefit

  • You do not report a change in your circumstances

  • The benefit office makes an administrative error

  • Information that you give the benefit office is not taken into account correctly.


How do I know if I have been overpaid?

You might realise that you have been overpaid because:

  • The amount you have received is incorrect

  • You have given incorrect information

  • You have not reported a change in your circumstances

You may also receive a letter from the benefits office telling you that you have been overpaid.

If you have been told that  you have been overpaid a benefit, seek advice.  You can find a benefits adviser or a legal adviser near you using our Find an Adviser tool.

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