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I just got notified that I owe housing benefit from 9 years ago when I claimed but do not now. I appealed this at the time but did not here anything back from them. Do they have a right to this money back after so long?

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IMHO there is limitation period of six years after which you cant reclaim under payments and they cant reclaim overpayment, I cant seem to find the legislation so I am also Bumping your thread.

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They can ask you to repay it, they cannot insist unless you are on benefit. If you have not acknowledged the debt for six years or more, then they cannot enforce it via the court. What they can do, is deduct money from benefit (local authority or DWP) to repay the sum.

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