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I am a legal guardian to 2 of my ex wifes grandchildren. She

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I am a legal guardian to 2 of my ex wifes grandchildren. She was paid money by social services in her name and into her account, and was overpaid by £33000 up to 2010. I was divorced in approx 2001. They are asking me to pay back that money. I have no knowledge of what the payment amounts were. What can I do?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
If the money was paid to her and you have been apart throughout that period why are they chasing you?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

they are saying it was an overpayment as they paid adoption rate instead of a residency rate. I did give some wrong information as my divorce was around 2004-2006. My head is a little spaced at the moment I do apologise. But they are trying to recoup the overpayment. They did ask If i could remember the different rates being mentioned and I couldn't as i have just called them

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
When were the payments made?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

From approx 2003

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
So you you were only together the first year of payment is that correct?
Clare

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