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Finally catching up with benefit overpayments!

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Finally catching up with benefit overpayments!

Overpayment demand
Trouble is it's for just 93p!
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A pensioner has been sent a bill demanding he repay 93p authorities claim he was overpaid in unemployment benefit more than twenty years ago.
Mike Gardiner was left shocked after he received a 10-page letter from Barrow Borough Council ordering him to repay the debt, from way back in 1993.

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Re: Finally catching up with benefit overpayments!

This just says it all about the way some councils are run.
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Re: Finally catching up with benefit overpayments!

the absolute irony is it cost them more than £3 to print and send the letter demanding the pennies, most systems are supposed to write down the public expense if it's less than the cost of the notification process.....god how I hated doing the cash reports..... bungling bureaucracy at its finest, though no doubt the actual bill from the forensic accountants who went back over all the old accounts amounted to a few million quid as well (well end of year underspends have to be accounted for somehow) and there recoveries are probably in the hundreds of pounds, sometimes waste should be billed to the idiots who commissioned such utter foolishness .......
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Re: Finally catching up with benefit overpayments!

Surely unemployment benefit is a matter for the DWP. This demand seems to relate to some sort of council tax concession.