CLM publishes new Casebase report on a decision to retrospectively charge the claimant for an overpayment of the One Parent Family Payment
Title of Payment: One Parent Family Payment
Keywords: One Parent Family Payment-Overpayment- Debt owed to the Department of Social Protection - Retrospective assessment – Appeal – Intreo Centre
This case relates to a review of a decision made in 2004 to retrospectively charge the claimant for an overpayment of the One Parent Family Payment (OPFP), and the decision eleven years later to commence recovery of that overpayment by way of involuntary deductions from her Jobseekers Benefit claim. In October 2015 the claimant sought the assistance of Kerry MABS (MABS). In accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, 2014, MABS wrote to the Department of Social Protection (the Department) on her behalf, requesting all records relating to the decision that had the effect of raising the debt.
Read the full report here.