Reply To: Amendment 9 – Oh what fun!


Michelle is quite right. The number of days in the examples is wrong. However, in Case B this still means that we end up taking more into account in ongoing benefit because of the arrears (£1.53 p/w to be exact). It will therefore be highly unlkely that the claimant will in fact lose out overall but the disparity in the ongoing weekly HB/CTB is still bizarre. Oh – and what the hell was all that stuff about payment cycles if all we have to do is look at the date of the award notice? And do these examples have any bearing on reality at all – I really don’t know!