Reply To: Late referrals


Hello – I’d like to think that you’re still captured by paragraph 6A of regulation 8 of the DMA regulations in that if HB increases then you go back to the day when it should have been referred/Monday of the week when it should have been referred; but if HB decreases then you go from the Monday following the date of the decision.

Your next referral would then be 52 weeks from the date that you’ve now just referred and you would then apply the same regulation but from that referral date. Not sure how an auditor might view any reduction in HB though that should have been referred in August 2023 but was only now referred in January 2024… but it isn’t the claimant’s fault as they’re not the ones duty bound to refer.