hi there, my name is XXXXX XXXXX I have an issue with DWP. is was taken to court 3 years ago because they said I wasn't living as a lone parent being on income support but this was proved wrong and I was equited from court. so in my eyes the money I received for income support was an entitlement to me. but they are sayin I have been overpayed by 4145.53 for this period of time. I have appealed over and over again from day ONE for this and now they have passed this debt on to a company called AKINIKA. I just don't understand why they have come to this decision for this so called overpayment. this has stressed me out so much and it doesn't help that I suffer with depression already. please help.
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Did you appeal the decision to a Tribunal please?
And did the Tribunal find for or against you?
I think against as they've continued asking for the money
Did you not attend any Tribunal hearing?
no, I wasn't asked to.
You would have been notified of a hearing date though, right?
yes and I wrote back to appeal again
if I was to pay this money back it would be like saying I was guilty and I am definitely not.
they did not pay me any other monies on top of what I was entitled to. if they did not pay me anything in this period of time then me and my kids would of possibly been homeless. so where is the overpayment..
well to be honest you haven't told me anything I don't already know. And I actually thought you were part of the C.A.B, I wondered why I had been charged for this. can I have my money back please?
Thank you for your time anyway.