We have a duty to recover overpayments in benefits and can take legal action in cases of fraud. Find out why you need to tell us about any change in your circumstances and how to let us know.
If we find an overpayment, we will write and tell you. Find out more about what to expect when we find an overpayment, including how to appeal.
If you disagree with the decision about your overpayment, you can challenge the decision and ask to have your case looked at again. Find out more here.
If your Housing Benefit gets paid directly to your landlord and there is an overpayment, they will have to pay the money back. Find out more about overpayments and how to avoid them.
It’s important that you pay back any benefit overpayments. Find out how we recover overpayments here.