Reply To: UC claimed, PT on JSA and didn’t complete UC application – HB reinstated or not?????????


Reg 5 of the UC (Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2014 excludes people who are entitled to UC from being entitled to HB and Reg 6 of those regs exclude a person who is entitled to UC from claiming HB.  Both regs include exceptions but there is no reference to housing costs in the exclusions/exceptions.

Reg 8 provides for termination of the legacy benefits when a person claims/is treated as claiming UC and from what date.

The Tax Credit amendment is in this SI – it still has the reference to 31 October 2018 (but that should change following the changes to the rollout timetable).

I think this all goes back to the WRA 2012 and comes into force as and when the various commencement orders are laid.

Hope that's what you were looking for/thinking of?