payments of 1p a month

This is academic now but I’d be curious of peoples’ thoughts.

When recovering overpayments the regs state that a payment of 1p a month must be left in place; presumably to protect and passporting; in my case there should have been a passported award of HB in place.

But there was n penny, the o/p recovery used all the award. We spoke to UC who simply said “speak to debt management” (do debt management still refuse to speak to us?).

In this case the client found work and the problem evaporated, but it’s got potential to disrupt people in temp or specified accomodation.

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