Reply To: Living together – joint IS and HB

Kevin D

[quote:c285978c4f]Can we go against the DWP decision???[/quote:c285978c4f]

Where the DWP has decided there is no entitlement to IS, any subsequent LA decision is entirely independent of the DWP. The LA makes its own enquiries, gathers its own information and evidence and makes its own decision.

In these circumstances, it’s not going “against” the DWP. It’s simply the LA making its own decision – exactly as the law requires.

In law, the DWP and the LA are entirely separate decision making bodies, so there is no conflict (in the circumstances set out above).