Reply To: Living together – joint IS and HB


We have had several of these cases recently and have arranged for them to be linked to the Income Support appeal. At the hearing, the Income Support part is looked at first. As Kevin rightly says, if the couple are found not LTAHAW, then that changes everything.

We had one HB/CTB appeal that wasn’t linked by accident recently. On the day of the hearing, the Tribunal Judge telephoned us and said that he would adjourn the hearing to allow for the Income Support appeal to be listed and dealt with first with the HB/CTB to be dealt with at the same session.