Reply To: HB EXTENDED PAYMENT & UC 2 WEEK TRANSITION

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Peter Barker
Keymaster

Does it make any difference? The claimant would have begun an extended payment on either 14th or 21st November depending exactly how the dates land, either way it would have been long enough to continue beyond 14 days from 21/11. The result is that HB terminates 2 weeks after 22/11. The extended payment is still HB so it cannot “trump” the UC claim. HB, whether in the form of an EP or regular HB, terminates two weeks after claiming UC.

Incidentally people who don’t expect to qualify for much if any UC can game the system by claiming UC near the end of the EP and artificially extending it for two further weeks in my view