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Overpayment

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I get payed on a weekly basis and earn under the £128 threshold. I recieved a letter saying I owe CA back because I can only earn no more than £554 per month. All the websites sites say only about not going above the weekly amount so confused and upset life hard enough. I have stayed within the threshold now punished for something I knew nothing about.
Any advise would be much appreciated

Helen
Hi Helen & welcome

This maybe help to clarify the situation.

https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advic ... -allowance

If you are in employment and are paid a regular amount monthly, your monthly earnings are normally multiplied by 12 months to get a yearly figure and then divided by 52 weeks to get a weekly figure. However there are exceptions to this, such as if your earnings are variable. If you are in doubt about your own situation, please email us: advice@carersuk.org.

If you are in employment and have fluctuating earnings, it is possible for your earnings to be averaged out over a recognisable cycle of work or over five weeks.