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Lwcra with debt recovery

Ym1777
Ym1777 Member Posts: 13 Listener
How long does debt recovery keep your lwcra before returning it me?? 

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  • MarkM88
    MarkM88 Member Posts: 1,798 Pioneering
    Very hard to answer and there is no set timescale. Unfortunately it’s a waiting game. 
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,213 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome yo the community 

    As above no set timescales can depend on  lots different things eg workload,  checks if there are debts , calculating deductions and so on 
    Here to help with my experience in hunan resources and employment rights 
  • Ym1777
    Ym1777 Member Posts: 13 Listener
    Thanks so much for your help, apparently I owe them 335 for housing benefit overpayment 10 years ago 😩
  • Ym1777
    Ym1777 Member Posts: 13 Listener
    @janer1967Please help!I suffer from severe anxiety, phycosis, depression, I've been sending fit notes since 16 Oct 2020 but I only applied for lwcra March as my support worker asked why haven't I had my assessment yet, So I phoned up in March 2021 I got my lwcra on 24 May 2021 I received 1369.67 from January 2021 but they have sent it to the debt management for a overpayment. I spoke to them and they said it was housing benefit overpayment of 335.50 and they now they are saying that they are taking it all for advance payments and budgeting advances etc because I owe the job center 1800 I have been paying it bk they only have been paying me 280 a month instead of 411 since October 2020 because of housing benefit overpayment and advance payments Can they do this to me please help thanks for you time kind regards ym. 
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,213 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there 

    This is what they normally do if there are any debts to recover

    You can challenge if you already have payment plan in place but it might not get you anywhere 

    Is it not better to get it paid off then your monthly payments will be more 
    Here to help with my experience in hunan resources and employment rights 
  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 4,912

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  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 7,445 Disability Gamechanger
    janer1967 said:
    Hi there 

    This is what they normally do if there are any debts to recover

    You can challenge if you already have payment plan in place but it might not get you anywhere 

    Is it not better to get it paid off then your monthly payments will be more 
    Good grief. No it is not. UC have established a massive reputation for simply taking data from debt management and implementing deductions on multiple debts which either don't exist; were written off or were appealed and won. DWP insist claimants are told in advance what will be deducted, Myself and colleagues have yet to find a case where that happened. 

    These sorts of cases need a referral for welfare rights advice immediately in every case. 
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,213 Disability Gamechanger
    Sorry for wrong info given by myself learn something new everyday 
    Here to help with my experience in hunan resources and employment rights 
  • Ym1777
    Ym1777 Member Posts: 13 Listener
    @mikehughescq what do you suggest I do if I can do anything at all 
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 7,445 Disability Gamechanger
    Write to debt management and ask for the evidence they have. In the meantime register a challenge to the UC deduction. Also write to HB and in the meantime check your own records. 
  • Ym1777
    Ym1777 Member Posts: 13 Listener
    Thanks for your help 

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