Reply To: Break in entitlement


DWP position on some of these issues seems to be there is no change so why the problem. No-one is going to insist on making a new claim under current HB rules are they? I still maintain plenty of claimants will potentially be a lot better off under LHA.

As well as the £15, the extra bedroom for each non-dep really does make a difference even with the cap (Sean, have a look at the figures!).

From a practical point of view, if a claimant submits a new claim after April 2008 (maybe because they have had a EXP, short break or rent free week or wharever) and they are significantly better off under the LHA rules, will local authorities just accept it and move the customer on to LHA whatever the legal arguments?