Reply To: period of notice


Yes – you can (and should) pay for the 4 weeks. HB Reg 7(7) covers the “non 2 homes” version of the rule when payments are due for the old dwelling but not the new. This provision can’t apply in your case because she’s presumably liable to make payments for the residential care home.

The provision you should pay under is HB Reg 7(6)(d). I know this appears to only be a 2 homes provision but CH/4546/02 reversed the long-held view that HB had to be payable for the new address before it could apply.

DWP Circular A18/2004 has a decent summary of it.