6.7.3 Non-recovery of debts


This section details the circumstances in which debts may be waived or written-off under the SSAct.

Section 1235 of the SSAct extends the waiver provisions under this Part to debts arising under the Social Security Act 1947. A note under section 1235 also clarifies that overpayments arising under SSAct section 1228 (overpayments arising under other Acts and schemes) are NOT debts for the purposes of SSAct Part 5.2 and accordingly cannot be waived or written off under SSAct Part 5.

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