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Letter explaining deduction from final salary payment where an overpayment was discovered after individual left organisation

When to use this model recovery of overpayment letter

Use this model letter to explain to a former employee that a deduction is being made from a final salary payment to take account of an accidental overpayment discovered after he or she left the organisation.

Letter wording

[Sender's name]
[Sender's address]
[Sender's town]
[Sender's postcode]

[Recipient's name]
[Recipient's address]
[Recipient's town]
[Recipient's postcode]

Dear [ ]

As you know, [an administrative error/an error in our payroll system] resulted in you being overpaid in the sum of £[amount] [on [date] / from [week/month of first overpayment] to [week/month of last overpayment], with the total overpayment being £[amount] ].