Recovering Overpayments of Housing Benefit Training Course

Effectively recover Housing Benefit debt

This Recovering Overpayments of Housing Benefit training looks in detail at the end to end debt recovery process.

You will learn how to apply key legislation, best practice and case law to recover Housing Benefit debt effectively while maximising subsidy.

Written by our experts in local authority legislation, course content covers a range of essential topics, from deciding which overpayments are recoverable, all the way through to taking enforcement action in the County Court.

What will I learn?

By the end of this Recovering Overpayments of Housing Benefit course, you will be able to:

  • Identify and calculate an overpayment.
  • Classify HB overpayments.
  • Decide whether an overpayment is recoverable or not.
  • Decide from whom to recover the overpayment.
  • Learn and apply case law when making decisions.
  • Understand the impact of Housing Benefit overpayments on subsidy.
  • Apply the most appropriate method of recovery.
  • Understand how to enforce debt recovery in the county court.

Who should take this course

There are no formal requirements for this course. It is suitable for anyone with a Housing Benefit background.
It is particularly relevant for housing benefit overpayment officers, debt recovery officers, team leaders and managers.

Course prices

  • Classroom
  • £ POA*
    per 1-day course at your premises, up to 12 delegates (plus VAT)

    *Variable depending on location - POA = Price on Application
  • E-learning
  • £195
    per annual licence (plus VAT)

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recovering overpayments of HB Course Content

  • How overpayments occur
  • How overpayments are calculated
  • How overpayments are classified
  • Recoverable overpayments
  • Non-recoverable overpayments
  • Case law
  • Choosing whether to recover
  • The subsidy implications
  • Diminution of capital rule
  • Notification and right of appeal
  • Methods of recovery
  • Rate of recovery
  • Enforcement (County Court)
  • Limitations Act
  • Enforcements: including warrants, attachments of earnings etc.

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