Reply To: Change in Pension Credit

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Anonymous
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It is still the Monday following the ETD – there just isn’t any provision to do it from an earlier date. Extract from Reg 60:

(2) Where the change of circumstance is that an increase in the amount of state pension credit payable to the claimant results in—

(a) an increase in the rate at which housing benefit is payable to him, the change shall take effect from the first day of the benefit week in which state pension credit becomes payable at the increased rate; or
(b) a decrease in the rate at which housing benefit is payable to him, the change shall take effect from the first day of the benefit week next following the date on which—
(i) the local authority receives notification from the Secretary of State of the increase in the amount of state pension credit; or
(ii) state pension credit is increased,

[b:094b17bf9b]whichever is the later. [/b:094b17bf9b]