B34/1995 AMENDMENTS TO DEPARTMENTAL INSTRUCTION (DI) NO. B18/95,"ADMINISTRATIVE DELAY ADDING TO EXISTING OVERPAYMENT" | Compensation and Support Reference Library, Departmental Instructions, 1995

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B34/1995 AMENDMENTS TO DEPARTMENTAL INSTRUCTION (DI) NO. B18/95,"ADMINISTRATIVE DELAY ADDING TO EXISTING OVERPAYMENT"

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DATE OF ISSUE:  15 MAY 1995

AMENDMENTS TO DEPARTMENTAL INSTRUCTION (DI) NO. B18/95 "ADMINISTRATIVE DELAY ADDING TO EXISTING OVERPAYMENT"

PURPOSE

The purpose of this instruction is to advise staff of an amendment to Departmental Instruction No. B18/95 - "Administrative Delay Adding to Existing Overpayment".

AMENDMENT

2.Please ensure that the following paragraphs are amended to read:

Paragraph 2

"....for causing the debt.  Where these debts arise, the payments were received in good faith, and the recovery would cause extreme financial hardship, the debt may be waived under s206 of the Veterans' Entitlement Act 1986 (VEA) - [paragraph 15 refers]."

Paragraph 3

"....vary this date.  The overpayment exists for the whole period from the day after the change of circumstances happened, until pension and/or allowance has been reduced or cancelled."

Paragraph 8  (Example 1)

"....until 6/1/95.  The overpayment period as per the legislation, is from 7/8/94 to 6/1/95."

Paragraph 8  (Example 2)

"Because no rent assistance is payable in respect of Housing Commission rental, an overpayment exists from the day after he moved (i.e. 11/12/93)."

3.Should you have any queries regarding this amendment, please contact Chris Sugden on telephone (06) 2896441.

NEIL BAYLES

ASSISTANT SECRETARY

INCOME SUPPORT