Reply To: Council Tax Reduction Schemes (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2017 No. 1305

Julian Hobson

the protection only applies to the "protected individuals" for the duration of the claim/award.

If the award ceases requiring a new claim in the future then there will be no protected individuals in that claim (the protected individuals are the children, not the claimant and partner if they have one)

If there is a new child added to an existing claim it won't attract "protected individual" status but its siblings will keep theirs.

I dont think 17(4) contradicts I think it just says that the status is kept for the duration of a live claim.

(we arent adopting for working age BTW, is anybody)