DWP claiming monies back

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Tuesday 25 July 2017 9.24am
Anyone in SE1 come across this one please

Apologies for boring you all with my problems - however was hoping that someone on here would have some advise

Sent the form about my l;ate mums death to DWP on 9.6.17, so they would have received it on 12.6.17

Closed mums post office account where her pension was paid into on 5.7.17

Post Office sent us a cheque for 388 which we banked and used in mums estate to pay other debts

Just received 2 letters from DWP debt people saying this pension was paid in on 5.6.17 and they want it back

I have written to them asking why they did not take the money back from account during period of 12.6.17 - 5.7.17

Also told them that there is now no money left in estate

Will they ask me to pay this money back and will they ask for receipts of things we have paid out from the estate as i dint believe i have them all
Tuesday 25 July 2017 1.57pm
Your mother's pension entitlement will have ended at her death. If the DWP overpaid due to an administrative error, they will probably say you should have noticed. Does the Post Office Account statement itemise this payment in detail?
You should take this whole matter and any paperwork to a Citizens Advice Bureau/other advice agency and ask them if you have to pay the money back. Either way they can help you deal with the DWP debt collectors. You should do this asap as interest charges on the amount involved will probably be added. Best wishes.
Thursday 27 July 2017 9.28am
Thank you for reply - I called them yesterday and they said that if money had been used in Estate and the Estate had not gone to probate and now no monies left in Estate, then the overpayment would just stay on their records as unpaid
Monday 31 July 2017 10.18am
Thought pension was two weeks in advance or is it arrears?
Tuesday 1 August 2017 5.34pm
Looked online and its weekly pension is paid in Advance and in arrears if monthly Chelsea .

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