Failure to disclose: Disclosure by a third party
A disclosure by an appointee, a signing agent, or a partner in CHB overpayment cases, is equivalent to a disclosure by the claimant. Where such an arrangement does not exist, disclosure by a third party is sufficient only if
- the information is given in connection with the claimant’s own benefit to the relevant benefit office, and
- the claimant is aware that the information had been given in that way, and
- in the circumstances it is reasonable for the claimant to believe it is unnecessary to take any personal action.