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Quick work from DWP !!!

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Quick work from DWP !!!

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Postby robbelg » April 16th, 2019, 1:19 pm

My mother died over a year ago, yesterday I received a letter from DWP requesting repayment of some of her pension!

Fair enough there was an overpayment, but more than a year to notice!

£484 is not a trivial amount ( not that I'm going to go hungry over it ) but more importantly I'm annoyed and a little upset.

Rob

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Re: Quick work from DWP !!!

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Postby oldapple » April 16th, 2019, 2:14 pm

Rob, not sure this is of help but a similar case was recently raised here:

https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/pen ... eased.html

According to this article, there is a two-faceted approach!


Best wishes.

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Re: Quick work from DWP !!!

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Postby robbelg » April 16th, 2019, 6:37 pm

Re-reading the letter it does say "ask" not demand or require.

But my main point was - more than a year later !

A month or two, or even three I would have paid it without thinking about it, now I think I'll just ignore it.

Rob

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Re: Quick work from DWP !!!

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Postby Sobraon » April 16th, 2019, 10:15 pm

Discussed on Moneybox a few weeks ago. It seems DWP request repayment once and if the letter is ignored that's the end of it. I think I remember the story was about a grand daughter who was unemployed and an estate with no residue. Girl felt she had to repay the DWP and I think pay for the funeral. Paul Lewis 'tweeted' about the case https://twitter.com/paullewismoney/status/1106872501651546112


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