A RETIRED pastry-maker has received a threat of legal action from the social security body Régime Social des Indépendants (RSI) if he does not repay an over-payment of ... just 22 centimes.
The RSI threatened him with court action and possible seizure of his property to repay the debt, which Jean-Louis Micalet said was due to a fault by the RSI.
Mr Micalet, 67, from Frontignan, Hérault, said: “You’ve got to laugh when you see the energy expended to reclaim the 22 centimes – especially when they overpaid me by error and yet I am to blame!”
The agency said it had sent out an automatic reminder in April - which Mr Micalet said he did not receive - making the total cost of the two letters much more than the debt.
Contacted by Midi Libre, the RSI said it was its job to reclaim the money “which if it was multiplied by the millions of people covered could make a large sum”.
Mr Micalet has now sent off a letter and cheque for 22 centimes to the RSI.
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