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Direct Earnings Attachments

If you're employed and haven't paid back your overpayment or set up a payment plan with us, we may ask your employer to deduct the amount you owe us from your pay. This is called a Direct Earnings Attachment (DEA).

You and your employer will get a letter from us if we plan to set up a DEA for you. Your employer may want to download our guide to DEAs to see how it will affect them.

The tables below show how much we'll take based on your weekly or monthly pay, after deductions like tax and National Insurance.

Weekly DEA percentage rates

Weekly take home pay  % we'll deduct
£100 to £160 3%
£160 to £220 5%
£220 to £270 7%
£270 to £375 11%
£375 to £520 15%
More than £520 20%

Monthly DEA percentage rates

Monthly take home pay  % we'll deduct
£430 to £690 3%
£690 to £950 5%
£950 to £1,160 7%
£1,160 to £1,615 11%
£1,615 to £2,240 15%
More than £2,240 20%

If you earn less than £100 a week or £430 a month, the minimum deduction we take is £10 per week.