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Housing benefit - council claiming an overpayment but its not!


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back in 2010 we qualified for and claimed housing benefit. In October of the same year we had to move from one borough to another because we needed to be close to a relative who required care.


At the same time we received a renewal form for HB and due to us leaving I did not renew, thinking we wouldnt require it and it would be cancelled.


Within a couple of months the council had sent a letter saying we now owed over £4500 in HB (because the renewal form had not been returned). i tried to explain the situation (ie thinking the claim would be cancelled - something i planned to do but they would not listen.)


how do i go about rectifying this?


thanks in advance for any help offered!

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Ask for a recon for the period and provide the evidence as it sounds like you would have been entitled. If a recon is too late ask for a late appeal.


thanks, will do. whats a recon by the way?

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if you are receiving hb from a council you have a duty to notify them of changes that affect your benefit


as you did not respond or tell them when you moved - they may assume you moved out earlier or were never there


what was the date of the overpayment decision? you normally have one month to challenge the decision - or a further 12 months for a late challenge

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