Common Questions

I’m helping someone on welfare who the Ministry says has been overpaid

If the Ministry of Housing and Social Development says that you need to pay back money because of overpayment, it is always best to talk to an advocate. An advocate is someone who can help explain the Ministry’s claim and what your options are. He/she can also assist you in finding legal help.

Even if you agree that you owe the Ministry money, an advocate may be able to help you create a repayment schedule that suits you and satisfies the Ministry.

Good starting points include:

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Last reviewed January 2015


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welfare, welfare overpayment, repayment agreement