UC overpayments rules differ considerably from HB overpayments - check the main issues here.
In which limited circumstances can they be recovered from a landlord?
Generally UC overpayments will be recovered from the claimant - find out more.
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.
How the DWP should calculate the overpayment.
Find out what overpayment decisions a claimant or landlord can challenge the DWP about.