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    I started a full-time job last month and I signed off the day before I started work and I received a letter saying that I was no longer entitled to housing benefits and JSA. I received another two payments last month but I didn't notice at first because it was the end of the month so I thought that I had been paid by my new employer. When I found out, I called the job centre straight away and they said that everything was ok but I think I might have been paid too much.

    - I received £131 the day after I started work and another £9 a couple of days later. Does this make sense at all? Is it possible that I received this money now because the payment was delayed in the beginning?

    - I also continued receiving housing benefits and the local council said that they hadn't been informed about my change of circumstances. I will have to pay them back this month.

    I'm worried that I might get into trouble even though I tried to sort everything out so I'd be glad if someone could give me some advice.
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    You'll be fine. It just takes a while for all the paperwork to get sorted out. Just pay them back when they ask.

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    Your benefits are paid in arrears.
 
 
 
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