Reply To: Appeal about the date CTC included as income for HB.


I agree with Mark.

Payment “of arrears” represents the amount of benefit due between:
* the start of their award
* the Sunday of the benefit week in which the award letter arrived.

If entitlement begins of 6th April but the award letter does not arrive until the 4th May, there are 4 weeks (before the award letter arrived) which count as arrears.

So, as the award letter came in before the scheme started there is no arrears period.

Payment “in arrears” is not relevant here. The fact that someone gets paid 4 weeks “in arrears” does not actually lead to any payments “of arrears”.

See Section 12 of “the guide” – Points to Remember.