HB, UCLS and evictions—all because Landlords changed
Something not right here.
How did she manage to claim UC in September if her postcode wasn’t full service until today? The system should have rejected the claim. Her history does not match the limited cases where a UC claim was allowed between 1/1/18 and 12/12/18. Those cases are only (i) rapid reclaim after up to six months nil qualifying because of earnings and (ii) split up from partner while on UC. In fact, (i) didn’t even require a claim. Change of address alone absolutely is not and never was a circumstance in which a UC claim was allowed in pre-full service days.
The solution to the March - September period is for the Council to revise its decision ending the HB award: if she remained liable for rent but with a different landlord, there was no reason for the HB to stop. She should lodge an appeal to the Tribunal against the decision, but hopefully the Counci will revise the decision anyway and in view of the urgency. The reason for the late appeal is incorrect advice from the Council - should be admitted no problem, if it comes to that.
HB should end from when she made the UC claim, plus another two weeks.
[ Edited: 12 Dec 2018 at 11:44 am by HB Anorak ]
Shouldn’t have, but it did! ¯\_(:/)_/¯.