Overpayments: understanding and challenging
Overpaid benefit is not always recoverable. Learn how to spot when an overpayment may not be recoverable and how to reduce or eliminate the amount of overpaid benefit. This course does not cover housing and council tax benefit or HMRC overpayments. HMRC overpayments are covered in our ‘Dealing with tax credits overpayments and challenging HMRC decisions’ course.
By the end of the course you will be able to:
- identify when an overpayment decision can be challenged
- define the terms ‘failure to disclose’, ‘misrepresentation’ and ‘material fact’
- learn how to challenge decisions by arguing that an overpayment has not been caused by a failure to disclose or misrepresentation of a material fact
- describe the implications of fraud, offsetting and common law recovery and how to challenge the rate of recovery
What have previous delegates said about this course?
"A very enjoyable day full of good clear information and the opportunity for group work and discussion I will be feeding back to colleagues the need for them to attend as well."
"Enjoyed it, very interesting and challenging."
"Good course, well taught, useful exercises, would recommend it to colleagues."
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Dates and venues
Duration one day 10.00am to 4.00pm
|13T1OUC2||12 September 2013||London|
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