Tell us about a change to your circumstances
What happens next?
If we need any further information, we will contact you. If your benefit changes, we will send you a new statement of your benefit entitlement.
If you have been paid too much benefit, we can recover the money.
We can recover overpayments by:
- deducting money directly from your ongoing Housing Benefit, if you are still entitled to receive any
- deducting directly from other social security benefits
- sending you an invoice that will require you to make payments towards the overpayment, until it is cleared
- asking your employer to set up a Direct Earnings Attachment (deducting directly from your wages)