Overpayments under the Universal Credit system - What will happen if I have been overpaid?
Read our guide to overpayments under the Universal Credit system and what to do about them.
What will happen if I have been overpaid?
If you have been overpaid, the benefit office will work out how much you should have been getting. They will work out how much you were overpaid by and they will ask you to pay back the extra money you received.
The benefit office will also decide whether you need to pay a civil penalty for the overpayment.