Reply To: Who can/should act as claimant

Chris Cook

Kevin, thank you for the above.

In respect of your advice how would you look at the payment of HB on her empty flat currently?

Is this covered under Temporary Absence Regs as we have not been informed by the claimant of any of the above but we are now aware she has been in and out of hospital since March 06 (currently in)?

We will not get any answer from the claimant about her intention to return from the information we have been given by the grandson.

Is there scope to suspend/cancel benefit at present?

Any further comments would be welcome.

Chris Cook