Reply To: Guarantee Pension Credit with capital over £16000.00

Peter Barker

You cannot make any hasty assumptions because there is no capital limit for PCGC: just perpetual tariff income.
Other than that, the principle is the same as for working age benefits:

– You can only “go behind” an extant PCGC award if you think on balance of probability there has been fraud
– If DWP is aware of the issue and actively investigating, it is best not to jump the gun
– You can suspend HB if there is still a question about the entitlement conditions being satisfied

From what you know about the claimant, or can find out on Searchlight, combined with the amount of the capital, you should be able to do a rough calculation to estimate whether even in the worst case scenario PCGC entitlement will remain