UC, bereavement and possible housing element overpayment
Client claiming UC following death of partner. Is in receipt PIP. UC have switched off claimant commitment for 6 months as recently bereaved. Has submitted fit note.
Lives alone now in 3 bedroom property.
I was expecting that UC housing element would be reduced because of bedroom tax. However UC have paid full rent in first payment.
Is it likely that UC has made made a mistake in paying full rent?
Lee[ Edited: 7 Mar 2019 at 04:38 pm by leeosborne ]
Sorry, have realised I should have posted this in housing costs.
....and finally, client is under 60 and in social housing.
Yes I think bedroom tax should have been applied as no protection on a new claim - see https://www.rightsnet.org.uk/forums/viewthread/13614/#64606
Thank you Daphne.