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Hi, my name is lizzy1865! Debt management question

lizzy1865
lizzy1865 Member Posts: 4 Listener
edited July 2021 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hi there my partner is due some back pay from universal credit after passing his limited to work assessment but we have some old rent arrears which currently gets taken at a set amount each month, the arrears have gone to the overpayment team so can they take it all of the debt please 

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 16,359 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there and welcome to the community 

    Yes they can take any money owed for debt but who do you owe the debt to is it dwp 
  • lizzy1865
    lizzy1865 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    edited July 2021
    it’s housing Benifit that we owe it’s taken out at £130 each month normally but the money we are owed from UC has gone straight to debt management so will they take it all or a percentage please. Thank you for the welcome ? 
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 16,359 Disability Gamechanger
    If your debt is more than the money owed they will take it all 

    If there is any left after paying the debt then you will get what is left over 

    You can try and challenge it as there is already payment plan in place but don't know if it will get you anywhere 

    See other posts about it on here as there is some useful advice in them from other members 
  • lizzy1865
    lizzy1865 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Yes it is more and I’ve seen different advice saying can only take a percentage and others say all so going to give them a call tomorrow thanks for getting back to me :-) 
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 16,359 Disability Gamechanger
    Your welcome 

    Basically if you thinks about it logical.  They don't owe you the arrears as you already owe them 

    At least it will be paid off quicker and you will have more money each month 
  • lizzy1865
    lizzy1865 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Ah yes that is true, thanks again 
  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 7,457 Scope online community team
    Hello @lizzy1865

    Welcome to the community, how are you? 

    I hope the information provided by janer1967 has been helpful for you, and that you are able to get things cleared up after giving them a call today.
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