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JSA (Income based) overpayment

Can someone please advise the maximum that can be deducted per week for overpayment purposes if on JSA (income based).

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  • NASA_2NASA_2 Forumite
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    I'm not sure that there is a maximum. I've seen as much as £30 being taken from someones money.
  • vonvon Forumite
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    For recovery of overpayments, the maximum deduction is usually £9.75 except in fraud cases, where a higher amount of up to £13.00 will be deducted. These deductions can be reduced by negotiation.
    For details of how recovery of Social Fund loans is made see Law Centre (NI) Encyclopedia of Social Welfare Rights A.6 Social Fund.
  • Eager_ElephantEager_Elephant Forumite
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    I was recently told by the Jobcentre that as long as they left someone a reasonable amount of money they could take as much as they like.

    I think they quoted 50p or £1.00 as being reasonable.

    I have seen some high deductions in my time but have always managed to get them reduced by producing a financial statement.

    EE
  • NASA_2NASA_2 Forumite
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    I was recently told by the Jobcentre that as long as they left someone a reasonable amount of money they could take as much as they like.

    I think they quoted 50p or £1.00 as being reasonable.

    I have seen some high deductions in my time but have always managed to get them reduced by producing a financial statement.

    EE
    I've seen someone left with just the 10p. That was a bit extreme I though.
  • Gary1963Gary1963 Forumite
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    They start at £9.75 usually. Then if you ask for it to be reduced they ask you to complete an expenditure form with your offer of payment.
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