Shelter’s Income and expenditure figures highlighted13:57 PM, 4th February 2019
About 3 weeks ago 35
A tenant of mine has tried to claim LHA, but not Jobseekers Allowance. He was sanctioned by DWP and did not make a claim for Jobseekers Allowance for a period of 7 weeks.
In turn, the Council have refused to pay him any LHA for this same period. They are of the opinion that if he was not getting any unemployment benefit, then he should not get any LHA benefit too.
He has appealed this and made a statement to say that he was not working or had any income for this 7 week period, therefore he is of the opinion that he should still get LHA benefit.
The council will not budge. Are they correct? Do you have to be receiving a benefit, in order to get LHA?
It seems to be the case in Scotland that if a tenant stops receiving any unemployment benefit, the council immediately cancel the LHA too.
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