DHP one-off payment prior to moving in

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    Can I have some comments please.
    Family moved out of womens aid accomm. Fulfilled criteria for 4 weeks prior to moving in but because HB paid on her old home HB not paid on new property. HB Reg 7.
    This discriminates against those claimants most in need and although already highlighted to DWP, it would be good to keep challenging them to see if legislation could be changed.
    Any way a DHP could be used to cover the 2 weeks prior to moving into the property?


    The answer is yes

    The level of the DHP would be restricted to the level of eligible rent the claimant paid at the women’s aid refuge (not the rent less the benefit paid as the DWP guidance appears to suggest), but as long as the claimant received HB at the refuge for those two weeks you can pay a DHP.

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