Claims and overpayments Case law concerning universal credit (UC) is now beginning to emerge from the Upper Tribunal (UT). One of the first cases concerns backdating of a claim where the claimant fell foul of the phrasing of a question in the online claim process.  It illustrates the difficulties claimants may encounter in this supposedly brave new world, including the restrictive nature of the backdating provisions. Away from that world, a recent decision refines the approach to the recoverability of an overpayment where a claimant has allegedly failed to 'disclose' something to the work and pensions secretary that he plainly ...