Reply To: Tempoary Absence – Prisoner and HDC



I agree with your comments but my problem is that the claimant will be eligible after 11 weeks but that does not mean that he will actually start on HDC because he could misbehave or be convicted of another offence whilst in prison.

My concern is:

a. paying HB and then he doesn’t come out
b. not paying it meaning he loses his flat but then him coming out after 11 weeks on HDC and complaining that he is homeless as we haven’t paid the rent.