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What happens when Overpayments are re -claimed? 10 years 2 weeks ago #26555

  • James
Question is very simple,when a continuous over payment(Pension) has been made what happens anyone know?
For instance how do they contact you and what proposals do they make for the Claimant to re -pay it?
(The problem affects a Pension that was over paid)
An ommission of error in that the cessation of entitlement went un-reported.
This does not constitute therefore an active attempt at deception such as giving a false date of cessation to entitlement.
(Although that could even be accidental-a slip of the biro.)
A complicating factor is that some of the attempted Pension payments by them into The Bank Account may possibly have bounced due to the Bank Account being frozen up in a Probate Case.
They would then probably contact the Claimant to request another Bank Account(not possible if the Claimant is dead) or possibly may just leave it in limbo not paying anything after sending out a couple of letters to which there was perhaps no response?
Either way they would probably twig it when the Claimant reached 120!Or maybe ....not?

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Re: What happens when Overpayments are re -claimed? 10 years 2 weeks ago #26557

  • originaldave
If its the DWP? that are owed they have a department and a lot of practice in getting back over payments.

As for proposals they in the case you have outlined would just get it from the estate in one lump sum


Was this a couple getting a pension and one has died ?

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Re: What happens when Overpayments are re -claimed? 10 years 2 weeks ago #26577

  • James
Hi Dave Yes basically thats whats happened.But the other partner has memory loss and cant sign anything.Power of ATtroney could take 5 months even using Court of Protection.(Fee £400)

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Re: What happens when Overpayments are re -claimed? 10 years 2 weeks ago #26584

  • originaldave
Jim wrote:

Hi Dave Yes basically thats whats happened.But the other partner has memory loss and cant sign anything.Power of ATtroney could take 5 months even using Court of Protection.(Fee £400)


you dont need to get that IMO who has been set up by the DWP to look after there pension ? and if the person has no one then this is a good time to ask the dwp to sort someone out, getting the DWP involved in this way will show co operation and show that they are wanting to sort things out.

someone will come along who can remember the name given to someone the DWP will deal with on there behalf

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