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Overpayment of Housing Benefits £14k

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  • specialboy
    specialboy Posts: 1,436 Forumite
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    You say you only have £42 disposable income per month, presumably for the past 4 years you have had £330 ish, have you not saved anything?
  • starbright789
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    I also have a car to repay back so have been repaying that then the rest goes towards my parents mortgage, so no, no savings or holidays
  • NYM
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    Yes, I pay my own everything now, rent, council tax, water, electricity, all my bills, everything is fully up to date on everything.


    You do seem quite organised in that you know you're fully up to date on utilities, rent and CT and I don't wish to be rude, but how could you possibly not have noticed the additional income being received every month ?

    Does the original Local Authority even know that you've moved from their area ?
  • NYM
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    Why are you paying towards your parents mortgage ?
  • starbright789
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    I am quite organised in the sense that I fell into alot of debt when I was younger and had bad credit scores, so now because im working, as soon as I get paid I pay all my utilities and rent first, then whatever is left thats what I figure out how to use so i dont owe anything and spend recklessly.
    This is my fault for not checking or questioning things but I just need to figure out the best way in dealing with it now.
  • specialboy
    specialboy Posts: 1,436 Forumite
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    I smell something fishy here, there's no way that you can be so organised but didn't know about the extra payments, your stement has 2 columns, one in and one out
  • starbright789
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    I realise that, but it has always been online, and i have always been in overdraft hence why I never want to check them in the first place.
  • NYM
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    I also have a car to repay back so have been repaying that then the rest goes towards my parents mortgage, so no, no savings or holidays


    Have you moved into your parents home and are paying them *rent* ?
  • tamiami
    tamiami Posts: 537 Forumite
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    Can your parents not get an advance on the mortgage, for what you have paid, and you pay the arrears off with that.
  • starbright789
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    no no, i have only been helping them out as they are both elderly.For clarification purposes, I do not live with my parents, i am not on their mortgage papers, i only help them out as they are old and because I am the oldest I am expected to help them out.
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