Reply To: Relevant Benefit / Underlying entitlement


If the inclusion of DLA/PIP would make the HB entitlement higher than it was before the HBOP was calculated, would we clear the HBOP in full and allow the claimant to receive the additional HB? This is in effect a beneficial change but I do not think beneficial change rules apply when a relevant benefit is involved

Short answer is yes, not sure why you are thinking otherwise, so would just apply as normal regardless of the outcome (No beneficial change rules apply as it is a relevant benefit).