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Housing benefit overpayments

An overpayment is an amount of housing benefit that has been paid, but for which there was no entitlement under the regulations.
Issues with Benefits online service

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Get financial help and advice

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Repaying a housing benefit overpayment

​Find out about how to repay housing benefit over-payment.

If you don't repay

If you don’t repay a housing benefit overpayment, we can take action against you to recover the money you owe us.

How we recover overpayments

Find out how we recover housing benefit overpayments from tenants and landlords.

Further information

Other things you may want to know about housing benefit overpayments.