Reply To: A18 2005 & A8 2006 Council Tenant Change of Address


Reg 77a requires the change to be processed from the date of change. HB would continue if there was a liability for the new address. No such liability exists until the following benefit week. The liability exists for the old address, however “simplification” has resulted in that change being processed from the day of change. HB therefore ends as there is no liability for the new address. The ending of HB means that benefit is paid for the whole week in question.

A new claim is required whether the break in claim is one day or more.

Where I do not agree with Peter is on the unavoidable liability. How is it unavoidable where the landlord is one and the same?