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TOPIC: Repayments.

Re:Repayments. 6 years 11 months ago #13875

Hi All,

Let me first say thanks to everyone for all your input.

Steve the letter I got from them, states that I had made a failure to disclose, this I totally refute, indeed when I spoke to them on the phone and asked them what I had failed to disclose, they told me it was for working and not informing them. This was totally untrue, I asked if this was the case then why was I not prosecuted, she said it was not classed as fraud !!

The sections and reg they quote are as follows:

THE SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1998 SECTION 10.

THE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION ACT 1992 SECTIONS 71 (1), (2), (3), (5A) AND (11)

THE SOCIAL SECURITY (PAYMENTS ON ACCOUNT, OVER PAYMENTS AND RECOVERY) REGULATIONS 1988 REGULATION 13.

THE SOCIAL SECURITY AND CHILD SUPPORT (DECISIONS AND APPEALS) REGULATIONS 1999 REGULATION 6(2) AND 7(2)

Sorry its a bit long, seem to have covered all there basis. Sent a letter rejecting their claims and appealed.

regards,


George.
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Re:Repayments. 6 years 11 months ago #13916

Hi George,

Well done for getting your appeal in, but if you didn't do it on form GL24 which you can Google and download, then it would be worth doing so if the time limit has not yet passed.

You definitely need to get support from a welfare rights worker if you possibly can, there are lots of possible technical challenges in a case like this.

Good luck,

Steve
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Re:Repayments. 6 years 11 months ago #13920

If the overpayment occured 10 years ago then should they be using an act passed in 1999 to chase it?

As far as I know acts like that are rarely retrospective, so you may well be able to challenge it just on that point.
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