Universal Credit: Overpayments

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 12 September 2023.

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Photo of Guy Opperman Guy Opperman The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

When a claimant’s tax credit claim is closed, for whatever reason, including a move to Universal Credit, the debt is transferred to the Department’s Debt Management team.

Once Universal Credit is in payment, the overpayment will be recovered in line with the Universal Credit regulations.

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