Hello my name is ***** ***** I am happy to help you today. Are you saying that you have not paid any money or otherwise acknowledged this debt for more than 6 years?
I was paying from 1992 I believe
What is the debt in relation to?
From 1992 I was paying but I when I stop claiming benefit I told but no one got intouch with me until Saturday
In 1990 I took on a part time job I went to the job centre at the time and told them that I have a job working for 2 evenings a week they said they cannot help me as they cannot do nothing so i took the job it was for about 6 month
So is the debt connected with overpaid benefits?
I had already finish the job when after about a year they said I got an over payment because I was working. I went and see them about it they said I have to pay it back I was then I got a job and told them but no one got back to me
After all this years am I still liable for this
These people are treating me with court actions
when was the first time you were told about the overpayment?
I have not heard from the departments of work and pension from about years not sure all this happen not sure all i know I have never heard from them since the 1994 not sure
Ok I think that the DWP cannot collect this debt on the basis of the fact that the Limitation Act Applies to protect you from debts more than 6 years in age being collected.
I would suggest you write to the debt collector to say that the Limitation Act applies and that they are statute barred from trying to recover this money and that if they continue to do so you believe that it constitues harassment.
The DWP has only 6 years from the date that they inform you that there has been an overpayment to recover. This has clearly passed.
So I have some rights still
Yes you have the right not to be pursued after the limitation period of 6 years has expired.
You need to write to them to tell them that.
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Ok thank you I have paid you £38 do I have to pay any more money to you
no you wont pay anymore but rating my answer completes the process and allows me to be credited.
You will still be able to ask follow on questions.
Please do let me know if there is anything further you would like to know.
Can I always come back to you at a later date