Housing benefit overpayments

The local authority has a duty to recover overpayments of benefit for which there was no entitlement or a reduced entitlement. We can recover from the claimant or if paid direct, the landlord. We may prosecute in respect of fraudulent overpayments.

Recovery of overpayment

You will be sent a letter that will detail the overpayment and the method of recovery. If you have any queries you should contact the recovery section in the first instance.