UC overpayments rules differ considerably from HB overpayments - check the main issues here.
UC overpayments can only be recovered from landlords in limited circumstances. What are these?
Generally UC overpayments will be recovered from the claimant - find out more.
If the overpayment is caused by proven fraud giving grounds for prosecution then the claimant might be offered an Administrative Penalty at 50% of the overpayment, as an alternative to prosecution.
Where the claimant has caused the overpayment they might have to pay a penalty on top of the overpayment itself.
Overpayments are always recoverable, even where caused by official error - but the DWP might use their discretion.
Find out what overpayment decisions a claimant or landlord can challenge the DWP about.