Housing benefit overpayment what happens with BR?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Bankruptcy & Living With It
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uptomyeyes1984uptomyeyes1984 Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Bankruptcy & Living With It
Hi, have asked this before but now filling in the forms unsure again.
we have a housing benefit overpayment of 1300 ish and someone said before it gets included in the BR but you still have to pay it the year that you are BR and after that year it gets wiped???? we have a set payment of £40 a month to pay. if this is right and we do have to pay a monthly still can we included it in our SOA?

many thanks
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  • bumperty bump?

    no ideas??

    thanks guys
    :male: 2 Beautiful Boys :male:
    :beer: Not uptomyeyes anymore thanx MSE & friends for all your help:beer:
  • Eager_ElephantEager_Elephant Forumite
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    If the Housing Benefit OP was not as a result of fraud and it is not being deducted from ongoing Housing Benefit then it will be written off in bankruptcy. So you no longer have to make payments.

    If the OP is as a result of fraud then it will never be written off.

    If you are receiving Housing Benefit still and the OP is being deducted each week then this will continue until you are discharged unless it is as a result of fraud.

    The fraud definition is if you were prosecuted for not declaring information which resulted in an OP or if during a fraud interview you admitted that you had committed fraud.

    Hope this helps

    EE
  • If the Housing Benefit OP was not as a result of fraud and it is not being deducted from ongoing Housing Benefit then it will be written off in bankruptcy. So you no longer have to make payments.

    If the OP is as a result of fraud then it will never be written off.

    If you are receiving Housing Benefit still and the OP is being deducted each week then this will continue until you are discharged unless it is as a result of fraud.

    The fraud definition is if you were prosecuted for not declaring information which resulted in an OP or if during a fraud interview you admitted that you had committed fraud.

    Hope this helps

    EE


    thank you :) no it was not fraud at all, the council mis-laid tax credit forms and they just kept paying it and we knew no different until we took the next lot of tax credit forms in. We no longer recieve housing benefit so are on an arranged payment of £40 a month. which will get written off now if i'm correct.

    thank you for your help
    :male: 2 Beautiful Boys :male:
    :beer: Not uptomyeyes anymore thanx MSE & friends for all your help:beer:
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