Reply To: Benefit period extensions


I have phoned the Adelphi with the following:

I.S (over 60) claims were due to be renewed after June 2003 and as a result of the transitional arrangements we pushed the claims to a maximum of 85 weeks. The 85 weeks run out before April 2004 when all benefit periods are abolished. My worry is that the claimants may opt to stay on I.S or that Pension Credit is not assessed by ‘A day’ 2003 and as a result may be subject to a further review.

Could we face subsidy penalties for paying these claims over 60 weeks in the first instance ?.

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