Housing benefit recovery

If your housing benefit claim has been cancelled, you will have to repay the housing benefit you have paid. If your housing benefit notice has become ineffective and housing benefit has been (continued) paid, you must reimburse the housing benefit paid to you under certain conditions.

The recovery shall be carried out by official channels. The required documents may be requested by the housing benefit authority.


Preconditions
Housing benefit is reclaimed under certain conditions: If your housing benefit notice has been cancelled, the housing benefit already paid must be refunded. Insofar as housing benefit has been provided without a housing benefit notice, e.B. if the housing benefit notice has become ineffective, the housing benefit already paid must be reimbursed if the recipient of the housing benefit has not relied on the existence of the administrative act or if his trust is not worthy of protection on the basis of the public interest in taking back. The recipient of the housing benefit cannot rely on trust to the extent that he was aware of the illegality, he obtained the decision by fraudulent deception, threat or bribery, or the decision is based on information which the recipient of housing benefit has made inaccurate or incomplete in a material or negligent relationship.
The housing benefit authority decides on the recovery of your housing benefit. A hearing will be held before recovery. They are informed of the decision they intend to take. You will also be given the reasons. You will receive a notification of the recovery.