Reply To: Capital disregards: arrears of benefits


the regs are written in real time, they are written without the idea of backlogs or delays- the idea that a claim would be entitled but not paid for several months isnt covered in the regs at all. (because in a perfect world, everything is claimed, evidence provided and paid in a timely manner and everyone sen

I would suggest that your customer with have received Hb for a period prior to his PIP arrears being paid, then the longer disregard should apply.

Happy to be corrected though ( im always trying to find a way to stretch every last penny of entitlement out of a regulation)

Are the arrears to official error though? I suppose with that level of arrears owed, it must be.