Hoping someone can point me in the right direction regarding benefit overpayments. Firstly, let me start by saying I’m not very experienced with overpayment rules and legislation.
As a charity (and myself as an adviser) have never really dealt with Overpayments at the appeal stages – we now, however, have 4 new overpayment appeals (varying stages and benefits).
Is there an online resources, similar to pipinfo.net, that gives an overview of the legislation and case law that I should look at when preparing my appeals? Or even a good resource book that we could buy?
Is there any guidance on written submission for appeals (I’ve used a few tips from here and other books in the past for PIP/ESA appeals)?
On final and very specific question, if an appeal references video surveillance do I get a copy of this or can I request a copy? I have issues with one client where I really do need to see the footage to get the context out of it.