Reply To: Claim Start Date – Can I pick ‘n’ mix the regs?


Yes in short, but the “week-one-yes” rule for pensioners is drafted in a different way from the working age version.

You are not treating the claim as if it were made in the first week of liability: the date of claim is 29/8/08. But if there was a new liability within the 12 months leading up to 29/8/08, entitlement commences on the date of liability – that is what CTB(60+) Reg 48(2) says.