Reply To: A really simple Saving Credit query


It should be simple, but it’s not.

Last time I looked, the “two changes in one week” rule only applied to changes covered by Reg 68. But the award of SC (with or without its accompanying AIF? – I’m not touching that with a ten foot pole today) is a change covered by Reg 68B, which is not covered by the two changes rule. Therefore, it would appear that SC takes effect from 13 October even if the claimant had another change (like the new applicable amounts) on 6 October.

But that’s not the end of the story. If you weren’t aware of the SC award in the week beginning 6 October, it doesn’t take effect until the week after you received notice from the DWP (again, the fate of the accompanying AIF is a moot point: see earlier threads ad nauseam DWP lawyers on the case right now).