Reply To: Effective dates for COA

Inga Mycroft

Sorry to resurrect this but I want to be clear as I’m trying to get my head around LHA after being on maternity leave when it first came in.

Claimant moves to new address mid week, eg Thursday 3rd September. From what date is the new LHA rate effective on the claim
a) Monday 31st August
b) Thursday 3rd September, or
c) Monday 7th September.

I’ve got myself confused because I keep thinking about two changes in one week which would normally be effective in different weeks are both effetcive from the earliest effective date of the two changes. So a rent change/change of address and an LHA change would be effective from the rent change date, ie mid week. Or are LHAs not covered by this rule?

many thanks