Debt Management

Debt Management's role is:

  • to recover overpaid benefits and Social Security loans
  • make deductions from benefits for public utility debts
  • recover overpayments in relation to Welfare Supplementary Payments
  • recover benefits as a result of personal injury claims and associated health services charges

You can use the online enquiry form to contact Debt Management:

For enquiries about the recovery of overpaid benefits, including Direct Earning Attachments:
Phone: 0800 587 1322

For enquiries about recovery of benefits for health service as a result of a personal injury claim and associated health service charges, see Compensation Recovery Scheme.

For enquiries about deductions from benefits for public utility debts:
Phone: 0800 587 2982

For enquiries about the recovery of Discretionary Support loans:
Phone: 0800 587 2983

For enquiries about the recovery of Social Fund loans:
Phone: 0800 022 4250

For enquiries about overpayments of Welfare Supplementary Payments:
Phone: 0800 587 2985

Text number: 0800 587 2986 (for deaf and hard of hearing users)

Department for Communities
PO Box 2136
Belfast
BT1 9RW

Opening hours

Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5.00 pm

Additional information

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