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Write of dwp overpayment

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Qasimo
Qasimo Community member Posts: 160 Courageous
Hello does anyone know where I can get dwp overpayment written off really important this for me so much tension and stressing out man...
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  • bg844
    bg844 Community member Posts: 3,887 Disability Gamechanger
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    DWP Debt Management 0800 916 0647

    You won’t automatically get an overpayment ‘written off’, if you have been overpaid then you must repay it. Try phoning the above number to discuss your options.

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,173 Disability Gamechanger
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    Is this related to when you were claiming UC because your partner had too much savings? If so then all UC overpayments are recoverable, even if it was on official error so it's very unlikely it can be written off.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
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  • Qasimo
    Qasimo Community member Posts: 160 Courageous
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    Ok but if I sign up universal credit again they can take money off from universal credit right??
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,173 Disability Gamechanger
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    Yes but you will need to claim with your partner. If either of you have savings of more than £16,000 you won't be able to claim.

    For every £250 or part there of over £6,000 there's a £4.35/month deduction.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    Yes but you will need to claim with your partner. If either of you have savings of more than £16,000 you won't be able to claim. 
    I know what poppy means but it's slightly ambiguously worded. For the avoidance of doubt - if your joint savings exceed £16,000 you cannot claim UC.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Qasimo
    Qasimo Community member Posts: 160 Courageous
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    Thanks everyone she phone them they said don't worry about letter they are sent to make people phone them 😂 anyway they taking off from her carer allowance now is it possible for us to apply for universal credit then??
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,173 Disability Gamechanger
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    calcotti said:
    Yes but you will need to claim with your partner. If either of you have savings of more than £16,000 you won't be able to claim. 
    I know what poppy means but it's slightly ambiguously worded. For the avoidance of doubt - if your joint savings exceed £16,000 you cannot claim UC.

    Yes, now you mention it i can see what you mean. Thanks calcotti, i appreciate it.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    Qasimo said:
    .. is it possible for us to apply for universal credit then??
    Not if you have joint savings that are over £16,000.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Qasimo
    Qasimo Community member Posts: 160 Courageous
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    @calcotti yea we spent it gone below so we can apply innit
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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,115 Disability Gamechanger
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    Depends what you spent it on, might be viewed a depreciation of capital.

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,173 Disability Gamechanger
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    Qasimo said:
    @calcotti yea we spent it gone below so we can apply innit
    Then yes you can reapply. They will likely ask for bank statements to confirm your savings are now below £16,000. There will be a deduction for savings of over £6,000 as I advised above. 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
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