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5.1 Reasons for Income Support Pension Overpayments

  • omission - unintentional failure to notify
  • failure to notify
  • misrepresentation
  • loss of eligibility
  • administrative error/delay
  • dual payments
  • unauthorised payments - such as failing to meet residency requirements/payments after death
  • Part IIIC compensation recovery rules apply.

Note:It should be noted that all of the above causes of income support overpayments may be caused as a result of fraudulent activity with the exception of administrative error or delay.