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[F169ZBRecovery of overpayments of certain benefitsN.I.

(1)The Department may recover any amount of the following paid in excess of entitlement—

(a)universal credit,

(b)jobseeker's allowance,

(c)employment and support allowance, and

(d)except in prescribed circumstances, housing credit (within the meaning of the State Pension Credit Act (Northern Ireland) 2002).

(2)An amount recoverable under this section is recoverable from—

(a)the person to whom it was paid, or

(b)such other person (in addition to or instead of the person to whom it was paid) as may be prescribed.

(3)An amount paid in pursuance of a determination is not recoverable under this section unless the determination has been—

(a)reversed or varied on an appeal, or

(b)revised or superseded under Article 10 or Article 11 of the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1998,

except where regulations otherwise provide.

(4)Regulations may provide that amounts recoverable under this section are to be calculated or estimated in a prescribed manner.

(5)Where an amount of universal credit is paid for the sole reason that a payment by way of prescribed income is made after the date which is the prescribed date for payment of that income, that amount is for the purposes of this section paid in excess of entitlement.

(6)In the case of a benefit referred to in subsection (1) which is awarded to persons jointly, an amount paid to one of those persons may for the purposes of this section be regarded as paid to the other.

(7)An amount recoverable under this section may (without prejudice to any other means of recovery) be recovered—

(a)by deduction from benefit (section 69ZC);

(b)by deduction from earnings (section 69ZD);

(c)through the courts etc (section 69ZE);

(d)by adjustment of benefit (section 69ZF).]

Textual Amendments

F1Ss. 69ZB-69ZH inserted and cross-heading (4.4.2016 for specified purposes, 2.5.2016 for specified purposes, 22.6.2016 otherwise except in relation to universal credit, 27.9.2017 in so far as not already in force) by The Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/2006), arts. 2(2), 109(1); S.R. 2016/46, art. 4(a); S.R. 2016/215, arts. 2(6)(b), 3(3); S.R. 2017/190, art. 3(1)(2)(e)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C2S. 69ZB(3) excluded (coming into force in accordance with reg. 1(3) of the amending Rule) by The Social Security (Overpayments and Recovery) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 (S.R. 2016/224), regs. 1(3), 5

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