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I wasn't aware that this payment was mandatory until recently. A tenant was erroneously told to apply for UC and HB was stopped 10th Dec 2018, when the tenant applied for UC
I'm pretty certain that the council did not pay the 2-week run on amount
Is it possible for me to backtrack and ask the council to make this payment or too late?
Thanks Bill. I accept that LL should be more aware but UC has so many moving parts that's its hard to keep upto date
I was getting the HB direct but cannot locate any 2-week run on payment. I will get the LA to check it's records
Prompted by our exchanges in the past couple of days, I've created my latest website bulletin which ordinarily the problem we've identified would only be available but I've left this public as I believe the problem we've stumbled over may well be bigger than first thought. If you or a colleague reading this realise you may well have lost out, make direct contact with your council as that should be enough to have the oversight remedied. If you encounter problems get in touch and I'll provide further advice.
I had to teach the Nottingham Housing Benefit HB about the two week run on with help from Bill Irvine of https://universalcreditadvice.com/ & him sending me the clear DWP Guidance links that DWP Job Centre & HB din't even know about it. This was only in Jan Feb this year. They now do it automatically, but it was a battle.Here is Bills site on the link: https://universalcreditadvice.com/bullet...ek-run-on/
And don't let them kid u, u ARE NOT getting a free two week run on that the tenant can keep. As the UC managers were saying You have to give that the tenant back Mick.I had to teach some UC managers that all we are getting is the actual missing payments, as we/the tenants have to wait ONE MONTH + ONE WEEK, over 5 weeks gap between last HB payment. We don't get anything extra.
``The biggest problem is a systematic failure to communicate (councils and DWP).``
This is very true . And their internal communication with each other is woeful too . Ive just finished a volley of exchanges between two council operatives who work within sight of each other. One deals with Sec 21`s and the other deals with DHP . They haven`t a clue what each other does it seems and one admitted that to resolve an issue, it is quicker if i e mail their colleague to answer a query than for them to shout across the desk . No joined up thinking whatsoever .
I have some sympathy for them though .
They have 1500 sec 21`s on their desk I hear with 12 being added every day .
Imagine coming into work and all you got to look forward to is working through that Sec 21 list
Because each call to a LL to try to negotiate them to stay is just going to be pure 100% grief for them
Mine pays the 2 week pay run on but it doesnt touch the sides really
Another one which has just converted to UC from direct LHA to me but has not paid me a penny.
Fine for 5 years and now 3 mths behind. The temptation to not pass it on is far too great for many
History tells us that it is no surprise so why did they even attempt it
So that will now be 1501 sec 21`s on their desk tomorrow morning . Its of the govs own making
The Gov continues to shoot themselves in the foot with their abysmal transitional arrangement structure
Jonathan Clarke. http://www.buytoletmk.com