HB Overpaid

We have a client who claimed UC, but did not tell HB

This meant that due to a delay in UC notifying HB that cl was then overpaid HB, and our local LA are arguing that this is a recoverable overpayment.

It seems that there are two issues at play (i) official error as UC did not issue a timely stop notice (ii) but did cl contribute to that error but not telling/notifying HB of the change?

Client claimed UC on 02/03/21 HB not notified until 03/04/21, by which time HB had paid until 19/04/21

The overpayment being recovered has been offset by a 2 week run on being applied and refer to the following decision in respect of the ‘not official error but a short administrative delay’

https://www.rightsnet.org.uk/welfare-rights/caselaw/item/Recovery-of-overpayment-whether-an-official-error-overpayment-can-be-split

Does anyone have any thoughts?
http://dlvr.it/S4VxXZ

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