Reply To: Start dates

Kevin D

Having looked at [b:d3eac02b73]HBR 76(2)[/b:d3eac02b73], I don’t think this is mutually exclusive to commencing HB from a midweek date.

Before April 2006, I think that it could have been argued that HBR 76(2) meant that HB should always start from the date of liability in the first week (the Monday, if weekly liability) so long as occupancy also happened in that same week, albeit on a later day than the commencement of liability.

However, the wording of [b:d3eac02b73]HBR 80[/b:d3eac02b73] now specifically requires that there must be occupancy as well as liability. There was a thread a long time ago that suggested that was always the case; but in any case, from April 06 I don’t think there is any doubt.

So, HBR 76(2) still allows a “first week” start, but the apportioning effect of HBR 80 makes the start date from either occupancy or liability within that first week; whichever is the later (& assuming both dates are in the same benefit week).