Ask a Law Question, Get an Answer ASAP!
Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
Did you ever appeal the decision please?
What about them stopping housing benefit if so yes and we lost the appeal
You lost the appeal, is that right?
Yes thats right
How much is the overpayment please?
It was £10,000.00 i got it down to £7800.00
Its bad news I am afraid.
If you have appealed and lost then sadly you have to pay it.
You have a decision from an Appeal Tribiunal which is against you.
If you refuse to pay then they can take you to Court - if they take you to Court you would lose because you have a valid Tribunal finding against you.
Therefore reluctantly you have to pay it.
I am very sorry if this is not the answer you want and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest
The issue is there is a Judgment against you - this means its hard to go behind.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
I just want to know if two people are on the benefits why cant they make my ex pay it back as i cant
You are joint and severally liable.
This means if you pay it back you can sue him for his share
Does that help?
If this answers your question could I invite you rate my answer before you leave today.
If the system won’t let you please click reply.
Please bookmark my profile if you wish for future help: http://www.justanswer.co.uk/law/expert-alexwatts/