About overpaid Housing Benefit
If you've been paid too much Housing Benefit, you have to pay it back.
- If you realise you've been paid too much Housing Benefit, contact us using the details on this page to let us know.
- If we realise you've been paid too much Housing Benefit, we'll write to you to tell you you've been overpaid and how much we think you owe.
What happens next
Normally, we'll reduce your benefit payments for a set period of time to recover what you owe.
In some circumstances, we'll send you an invoice for how much you owe instead. You can pay this in full or you can contact us to arrange a payment schedule.
Please don’t ignore our letters about paying your Housing Benefit. If you do, we may have to take further action, which will probably mean you will end up owing even more.