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Debt Recover - overpayments 2 months 5 days ago #248410

Hi Wing

Have a look on Coronavirus updates site opposite under FAQ's Debt recovery.

You do not have to contact DWP, although you may want to know how much is still outstanding.

Gary
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Debt Recover - overpayments 2 months 5 days ago #248417

Hi Gary

I did look at the Coronavirus updates FAQ’s Debt Recovery. It still says the same as it did in April.

I rang the DWP in April and they said it was only for new claims and people with no income, therefore as I am getting a State pension, the deductions would continue. I mentioned what they had stated on 1 and 2 April but she was adamant and said I would be paying it off quicker it it was not stopped and it wouldn’t be too long before it was paid back.
She was able to give me a figure that was still outstanding.

So you imagine my surprise to receive this letter from DWP saying that the deductions would be stopped for a short period until July 2020. It also said I did not have to do anything and they would write to me when deductions start again.

Well, to date, I have deductions taken from my state pension every fortnight. My next payment is due next week, so I’ll have to see what they pay me then.

Thanks for your advice and I will keep you updated.

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Debt Recover - overpayments 1 month 4 weeks ago #248604

Just an update. I received my state pension this week without the deductions. I presume this will continue until July 2020.

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