Short Gaps in Claims

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  • #21315
    benmaco
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    Morning all,

    Please excuse my apparent ignorance but I am a little confused having just received the latest hbinfo benefits briefing. This asks LAs to “apply the so-called closed period supersession to breaks in claim and rely on CIS/2593/03 as Jobcentre Plus do” It appears to suggest aht no new application form need be completed and thatt he break can be isolated and dealt with separately. I have to admit to not really understanding what that means.

    In our LA, we were inviting a new claim after cancelling back when IS/JSA ended (depending on the length of the break). Is anyone able to clarify please? Also, what is CIS/2593/03?

    Thanks

    #4993
    jmembery
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    Well I am afraid that the position is pretty much as the briefing implies.

    The earlier Coms decision (Not an HB/CTB one) suggests that you don’t necessarily need a new claim form, but the later HB/CTB one appears (IMO anyway) to confirm that you do.

    In the light of these decisions I am afraid that the “safe” option is to require another claim form.

    The HB/CTB decision suggests that if you don’t get a new claim form then any payments made after the break in claim is decided are not payments of HB and/or CTB. They would therefore attract no subsidy, and are most probably illegal depending on your LAs standing orders and delegated authority.

    #4994
    GHE
    Participant

    Could someone send me a copy of CIS/2593/03? or the briefings referred to?

    thanks

    #4995
    GHE
    Participant

    ignore me – ive found the briefings on the website!

    #4996
    GHE
    Participant

    Third time lucky!

    It seems that briefing 7 and 8 aren’t on the website. Could someone send me a copy of these?

    thanks

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