Housing Benefit Overpayments
Direct Earnings Attachment
The employers guide provides advice on what an employer needs to do if they are asked to carry out a Direct Earnings Attachment. It explains:
- how to operate a Direct Earnings Attachment
- how to work out how much should be deducted from the employees earnings
- how and when to make payments to the Council of the amount deducted
- employer's responsibilities under the law
The full procedure is explained in the employers guide. The guide is intended to help an employer understand the main points about Direct Earnings Attachments but it is not intended to be a full description or statement of the law.
All documents in relation to DEA’s can be found in Related downloads within the Overpaid Housing Benefit section .
Page last updated: 29/05/2019