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Update: Discretionary Waiver guidance

A recent judicial review decision in Great Britain has emphasised the importance of adequate guidance and decision making on when to waive the recovery of overpaid benefits.

This legal action highlighted concerns relating to the use of discretionary waivers and official error overpayments in GB. Many of these concerns had been raised by Law Centre NI in its April 2022 Policy Briefing Paper Recover of overpayments arising from ‘official error’: current problems and recommendations for change.

Check out our information briefing on this important mechanism.

Click ‘HERE’ to read briefing.