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UC, bereavement and possible housing element overpayment

 

leeosborne
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Hi all,

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?

Thanks again,

Lee

      [ Edited: 7 Mar 2019 at 04:38 pm by leeosborne ]
leeosborne
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Sorry, have realised I should have posted this in housing costs.

Lee

     
leeosborne
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....and finally, client is under 60 and in social housing.

Lee

     
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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

     
leeosborne
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Thank you Daphne.

lee