Reply To: Payment of Income to Third Parties


I agree with John Boxall here, your claimant may be affected by Reg 9 (1) (j). Certainly worth enquiring, but, if you do have to apply this, what about any HB/CTB OP?

(1) View it as claimant error in that she did not fully declare her relationship/ connections with the Dominican Order in the first instance therefore recoverable no question.

(2) LA error in paying HB/CTB without the above being checked, assuming she declared this from the outset? If so I would venture to suggest that this would be non – recoverable.

That’s my two penn’orth.

Do I know what I'm doing? The jury's out on that........................