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What is the value of the overpayment please?
Did you fail to declare a change in circumstances?
Have you told them about the overpayment or did they contact you first?
Ok - so you dont know that they know?
So you did declare the inheritance ?
But you declared it to the Council?
Ok - then that is fine. If you declared it you have nothing to worry about.
If it turns out they have overpaid you, then any benefit overpayment may have to be paid back, but you wont be prosecuted.
That is because you can only be prosecuted for failing to declare a change. You did - so you would not be prosecuted.
Therefore you do not need to worry - you declare it and as such cant be prosecuted.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
No, I think you can do that at the meeting.
Does that clarify?
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