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’
Does anyone have any thoughts?