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Re: Overpayment of income support taken from DLA?
I think that you need to look at this from a different angle and contact Welfare Rights in your area as soon as possible.
Obviously if you owe the DWP they will take it off you somehow but Disability Living Allowance is what the Government have calculated you need to manage as a disabled person, in order to cover the additional expense of being disabled.
This means that if this causes you hardship you need to appeal immediately and have the deduction reduced to a manageable level.
Welfare Rights have the knowledge and capability to help in such situations and I would recommend an immediate appointment. Meanwhile it MAY be worth giving the DWP a ring and using the expression "cause hardship" and see what they come up with.