Reply To: Capital and UCDS files and academy

Peter Barker

It depends what your scheme says, but assuming it is conventionally drafted you most certainly do not add tariff income from the DWP’s capital figure on top of the UC income figure which already includes it. The only income you use is the DWP’s income assessment plus the UC itself. The parts of the scheme that deal with income and capital for non-UC claimants are not engaged at all when the claimant is on UC: the short part devoted to UC cases is a self-contained set of rules for income and capital.

That is, if you have a conventionally drafted scheme that uses the original default scheme as its starting point, or the David Airey version of it.

The result should be that a claimant with only tariff income and other unearned income will get the maximum CTR available under your scheme.