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Oh god, ive been overpaid.


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Oh my god, Ive been overpaid in Local Housing Allowance by 2 months.

This totals to just under £400. I completely forgot to tell them that I moved out of the property.

Because of the stress I've been under since that date, with my mum having cancer treatment etc.

It has just completely slipped my mind to tell them. Oh god, am I going to jail?

I'll repay it all. I'm 22 and I don't even have a criminal record, never been arrested...

 

Oh god. I could cry right now. Its a joint claim, but Im the one that deals with all the paperwork so my partner probably just assumed that I had cancelled it because he hasnt mentioned it.

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From what you say, there is no doubt that you didn't tell the council about a change in your circumstances which led to an overpayment of benefit. What you need to do is make an offer to repay the debt at an amount you can afford on a weekly or monthly basis. Make the effort to go to the council as soon as you can. All the best.

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Just spoke to my partner, he thought I cancelled it. I feel so stupid.

 

I don't mind paying it back at all, I just don't wanna go to jail. So hopefully as you say they wont prosecute.

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Just spoke to my partner, he thought I cancelled it. I feel so stupid.

 

I don't mind paying it back at all, I just don't wanna go to jail. So hopefully as you say they wont prosecute.

 

As said, your claim was not fraudulent from the outset nor have you committed any other intentional fraud, the amount is small, and you can contact them to explain the situation and make a repayment offer. It won't be a fun phone call, but I'd be surprised if they prosecuted (it would cost them more than £400 to do so) and I'd be absolutely astonished if you went to jail.

 

Take a deep breath, calm down, and speak to them.

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