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HMRC internal manual

Child Benefit Technical Manual

Period of the overpayment: Start of the recoverable overpayment - misrepresentation

The recoverable overpayment starts on the day on which the correct decision would havetaken effect, had the claimant not misrepresented.

If a misrepresentation occurs on an initial claim for a daily or weekly benefit, the overpayment is recoverable from the beginning of the award.