Reply To: LHA and advantageous changes


[b:14158339dc]I think there is only one change to consider Janis: the only thing differet about the claimant’s life is that a non-dep has arrived. That single change affects the assessment in two ways, and both of these need to be considered before you can say whether the change is advantageous or not. If the NDD exceeds the extra eligible rent, it’s a non-advantageous change and the consequence of any delay in reporting it will be a recoverable overpayment. If it’s the other way round, it’s an advantgeous change and the consequence of a delay in reporting it is that the claimant misses out on arrears.[/b:14158339dc]

But both changes have to be calculated separately, which is where underlying entitlement comes in!