Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction overpayments are caused when you have a change in your circumstance that means you will get less money and there is delay in applying the change to your claim. The following page contains information about how overpayments are caused and what action you need to take if you are overpaid.

Overpayments - general information

If there is a change in your circumstances you may be overpaid Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction.

What is an overpayment? SHOW

Preventing an overpayment SHOW

Housing Benefit overpayment following a Universal Credit claim SHOW

When we can / cannot ask you to pay the money back SHOW

Ways of paying the money back SHOW

Further information