Basic Effective dates- please help

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    jamesd
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    This may seem very basic, but can i please gauge people’s thoughts on this.

    We have a claimant who made a claim prior to moving in on Friday 17th Sept. Her tenancy started on monday 20th September. She moved in on Tuesday the 21st September. What date would you pay housing benefit from??

    It would seem that some memebers of our team would pay from Monday 20th as she moved in within the first week of tenancy, whereas I would pay from Tuesday when she actually occupied the property.

    #88960
    Simo
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    Having had the same discussions here on many occasions with our well renowned policy officer, our interpretation was that the regs say it would be from the monday but only paying 6/7ths of the weeks rent for that week.
    To process we would start from the tuesday as our system couldn’t handle what the regs actually say.

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    jamesd
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    Thanks for your help Simo. We have checked the Regs and as usual they can be interpreted in various way.

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