188.8.131.52 RA overpayments
This topic contains information on RA overpayments.
A RA overpayment can occur if a recipient fails to notify of a change in circumstances.
Example: These can include:
- change of residential circumstances including
- change of address
- rent amount variation
- move to government housing
- start/stop sharing their accommodation with others.
- change of relationship status or other family circumstances.
However, the above list is not exhaustive. In the case of an overpayment, the recipient may continue to receive RA at a higher rate than they are entitled to, in which case a RA debt can be raised.