If you are overpaid Housing Benefit, you'll normally have to repay it.

We'll let you know:

  • what your correct benefit amount is
  • why you were overpaid
  • the amount of the overpayment
  • whether you have to pay it back

Your overpayment letter explained.

How to repay Housing Benefit if you've received an overpayment

We recover overpayments by deductions from future Housing Benefit payments, or by sending you a bill if your benefit has ended.

Repay Housing Benefit overpayments online

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