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Have you been informed that you've been overpaid social welfare benefits?

We are able to assist you not only with benefit fraud allegations, but also with appealing all decisions that relate to overpayments.

How do benefit overpayments occur?

Overpayments usually arise as a result of the withdrawal of benefit. An overpayment decision can be issued from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), Local Authority or Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) or all three at once.

Do you believe the overpayment allegation is false?

Overpayments are often incorrect and unlawful. Overpayments frequently occur in the following scenarios:

  • Alleged excess capital
  • Alleged Cohabitation
  • Failure to notify
  • Undeclared employment
  • Disability fraud

Unfortunately, there is not one set of rules relating to overpayments. The DWP, Local Authority and HMRC all have different rules and different procedures. Many individuals are frequently left confused at the amount of the overpayment, the period to which it relates, and what they should do next.

Time and time again, the level of the overpayment is regularly grossly inflated as individuals are unaware of how to challenge the decision.

Next steps

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