The following recovery actions could be taken against you should you fail to make payment or contact the Housing Benefit Overpayment Team to discuss an Arrangement:
A deduction of up to 20% will be taken from your net wage. This will depend on what you earn and no court action is required to obtain this.
If a Tribunal Award is granted this may lead to Bankruptcy Proceedings against you or an application for a Charging Order being obtained against your property.
A Tribunal Award may affect your future credit rating and costs incurred added to the amount you owe.
A deduction will be taken from another benefit which you receive, for example Jobseeker's Allowance.
All costs incurred will be added to the amount you owe.
This is a serious matter and should not be ignored; you must give this your immediate attention by contacting the Housing Benefit Overpayment Team.
If you are experiencing severe financial difficulties, please see details of agencies that can offer advice.