Reply To: Housing Benefit and UC migration

jason squire



I presume you want details:


Your client can claim HB for the backdated period (according to your assessment of good cause etc etc) If your claimant has claimed UC you will pay the HB from the b/date date to the day before the UC award date. Probably worth doing so that he avoids the waiting days.

If your client hasn't claimed UC (and if he's on JSA C he wouldn't have had to) the HB will continue till his conts run out. You'll get the migration document at that point.

This scenarios is one of many that mean that the DWP should not be telling LAs to close their gateway for HB (at lease for the time being)