Am new to this, but just have one question?

Can you find out who the investigating officer is on my new 6 year old overpayment claim  from DWP?


  • McKneff
    McKneff Posts: 38,810
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    Very unlikely, why do you want to know ?
    make the most of it, we are only here for the weekend.
    and we will never, ever return.
  • TELLIT01
    TELLIT01 Posts: 16,253
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    There is probably going to be more than one person involved unless it is a very simple case.  One person may do the initial investigation and the results will be view by another/others.  At some point you will have the opportunity to answer any questions they have. 
    What has the letter you received said so far?
  • peteuk
    peteuk Posts: 1,227
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    First thing to do is find out where and why the overpayment occurred.  It is now unlikely that you will be able to complain as it’s outside the official complaint period.   You would have been advised of the overpayment the year end of the year it occurred, at which point you would have had a period of time to raise a complaint. 

    Sadly they do not have a time frame for recouping the overpayment, there are a few ways this will happen.  Claim it against any benefits your currently claiming, you can ask to pay in instalments if your not claiming benefits at present or they can obtain a payment through your wages. 

    If you continued on benefits after the overpayment occurred it would be wise to ask for a full statement eg amount of overpayment and any payments made towards the balance. 

    Hope that helps. 
    Proud to have dealt with our debts
    Starting debt 2005 £65.7K.
    Current debt ZERO.
  • tomtom256
    tomtom256 Posts: 2,197
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    The investigating officer would have been the person conducting the interview under caution. Unless you haven't had an interview, in which case any evidence would have been sent to a decision maker and a decision would have been made on probability, rather then beyond a reasonable doubt.
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