Reply To: LHA and advantageous changes


Your points are well made mw2014.

To date the DWP have yet to give me their interpretation of the new D&A Regs, and it is a shame that the LHA manual overlooks them entirely.

Also, I think that because 13C relates to “notification” of a change which affects the category of dwelling, it would appear not to apply to a change in age of an existing occupier as these changes do not require notification under regulation 88(3)(b).

So a 16 year old moves in and the notification of this triggers Reg 13 C and D&A 7A (2). But an existing dependant sharing a room with a sibling does not trigger 13C on their 16th birthday. (Unless this constitutes “relevant information regarding a claim” under 13C (2)(b))