Reply To: Break in entitlement


I think we used to waive the new claim, on the grounds of a change in circumstances notified within a month of the decision. A bit of a smudging of the rules, admittedly 😳 It was done with the best of intentions – i.e. making it easier for claimants. 😳

As for rent free weeks, does anyone have rent-free weeks on a private landlord? We only have them on a housing association, so it’s not really something I’m worried about over here.

I think I’m right that we will have to change what we do, cancel claims as soon as there’s a nil entitlement, and unless the decision is reconsidered, then the claimant will move on to LHA and have to make a new claim.