Urgent help needed for a homeless client on IB JSA moved from north west being told he has to claim UC?
‘The principle is that if on a ‘legacy benefit’ & it does not mean a claim for another ‘legacy benefit’, then they remain on the ‘legacy benefit’.
Have a homeless claimant in receipt of IB JSA who has moved from the North West very recently, we rang JCP enquiry line who advised despite his change of circs being change of address, he has to claim UC, it appears he was advised the same last week locally.
It looks like we will need to escalate via MP, has any one got the relevant legislation to hand?
I’m guessing it means a trawl of The Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No. 23 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions) Order 2015, if anyone can cite quickly would be really grateful!