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Published Date: January 01, 2019
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Appealing an Overpayment

Legislative references below may require updates as of January 1, 2019 in accordance with the passing of An Act to Combat Poverty and Fight for Albertans with Disabilities. The updates will be complete by March 31, 2019.

Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped Act, section 10(2)
Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped General Regulation, section 9(1)
Applications and Appeals (Ministerial) Regulation, section 5


To describe decisions the Appeal Panel can make when an overpayment has been assessed and the Director (or delegate) has decided not to waive the requirement to repay the overpayment.


A person assessed with an overpayment has the right to appeal the assessment and the decision not to waive the requirement to repay.

The Appeal Panel has jurisdiction to rule upon decisions made by the Director (or delegate) and has authority to:

  • Determine if an overpayment exists; 
  • Adjust the overpayment amount;
  • Adjust the rate of repayment; and/or
  • Uphold, vary or reserve the Director's decision to not waive the requirement to repay an assessed overpayment.

For more information see: Determination of Debt; Collection of a Debt; Appeals