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

Guide to Benefits Overpayments, what they are, why they happen and what you should do if you have been overpaid

Last reviewed 06 December 2023

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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