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Overpayment made to next of kin
Hope you all well and safe .
I need an advice please .
My father used to get pension credit and AA before he passed way back in Oct last year . The DWP paid his benefit into my personal bank account . The DWP apparently continued to pay after he passed a way of about 6or 7 weeks.
The DWP contacted me now asking me to pay back my dad's over payment .
I did not sighn anything at the time of his claim.
I m not in capacity to pay that amount .
Can the DWP take a legal action against me if I don't pay ?
Can they passe me to debit collection agency even though its not me who committed to anything from start ?
Am I obliged to pay back ?
I am really panicking and suffer from depression and anxiety and this has caused me a lot of stress as you could imagine .