DHP disregarded for 52 weeks?

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    Anonymous
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    Please help, it’s late and I shouldn’t have looked at HB direct 40 at this time of night.

    I came across the following statement on of the budget changes to get rid of anomalies and wondered what I have missed or forgot.

    “align the rules between working-age and pensioner claimants to ensure that payments of Discretionary Housing Payments are disregarded for 52 weeks”

    Brain is rotting with age and booze
    Helpppppp with an explanation

    #185
    holcat
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    I had the same thought as you and hoped your posting would provide a reply – guess the answer is that no-one knows.

    #186
    gerryg
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    I can’t even find where GB was supposed to have said it in his budget let alone figure out what it means!

    Has there been an LA somewhere who has been counting a DHP as income and reducing benefit because of it? If they did, then did they get an application for more DHP?

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    #187
    Anonymous
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    Just had a thought and may have answered my own question but as I’m going to sunnier (hopefully) climes for a few days, haven’t got time to look it up.

    Are they talking about a lump sum paid in arrears but did not quite express it clearly?

    If that is the case heaven knows what the regs will turm out like

    #188
    chris harvey
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    Yes arrears of DHP’s are listed in schedule 5 to the working age regs as capital and disregarded for 52 weeks but not in the Schedule 5ZA which is the equivalent schedule for pensioners. The changes remove this anomaly.

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