If you don't repay your overpayment
If you don't pay back your benefit overpayment, Southwark Income Enforcement Services have several ways to recover the money:
Direct Earnings Attachment
If you’re working, we can order your employer to take a regular amount from your wages.
Depending on how much you earn, we can take up to 20% of your wages.
Order to enforce an award
This is an order from the court to pay the debt, similar to a County Court Judgement.
Charging Order and Order for Sale
If you own a property, we can apply for a Charging Order and Order for Sale. This can result in the forced sale of your home to repay the money that you owe to us.
Page last updated: 24 September 2018