I'm hoping to gain some advice from Arrsers on behalf of a very good friend of mine who left the Army almost 18 months ago............ Whilst serving out the end of his time in the Army he never had any issues with regards to pay and was never approached by the Army in any way for any outstanding debts or over issues. He left the army after taking his resettlement and successfully being "stamped" out by the C.O and RAO. Then within three months of leaving until now he has received regular letters from the "service personnel and veterans agency" demanding a payment of an over issue in operational allowance from a over payment he apparently received in 2007. He was never approached by the Army during his service for this payment and is in the process of asking the Army to prove to him that he was over paid because he doesn't agree. On top of that they are also saying that he owes them money due to an "outstanding debit balance", he is not sure what this refers to. What Iâm hoping to find out from the Arrsers out there is a) What's the score with the Army demanding payment three years after they've made the mistake? It was never claimed on JPA by him so there no questions of foul play there. The Army made the mistake and are now expecting him to pay for it three years after. 18months of which he has been a civilian. b) Whatâs the relevance of the stamps and clearing process on leaving the Army? Surely receiving the clearance and stamp from the RAO and pay office while leaving the Army is proof that as far as the Army is concerned that he has settled his debts and is now a free man etc, so they can't come knocking over a year later demanding money back as is the case here. The advice I gave to him was to go and see his Citizens Advice Bureau and maybe a lawyer. Failing that I told him to just feckin ignore them until they take him to court and then agree to pay them back 50p a week until his paid it all back! Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions.