Reply To: American Disability Benefits


To reply to that – this case was originally referred to the Investigations team because of a possibility of excess capital. The claimant is originally from the US, and told us he had fought for years to get this benefit. It was finally awarded in July 2005, backdated to April 2001. If paid in full, the arrears would have been around £40,000, but the claimant only declared £15,000. The claimant was due for an IUC, which was subsequently cancelled when it became clear that the claimant no longer qualified for HB/CTB from July 05, based on income alone.