Reply To: Break in entitlement


The reason you need a new claim after the EPP is because the EPP brings HB/CTB entitlement to an end (Reg 77 HBR, Reg 65 CTBR). If an award ends, you then need a new claim befor you can resume payment, as no claim subsists. That’s the anomaly that the expected October 2008 change will address – an anomaly that exists because, presumably, it was easier to chnage the HB/CTB regulations than the EPP legislation.

But for stats circumstances it is a change of circumstances, rapidly (hopefully) followed by a new claim stat.