Reply To: Deprivation of Capital

Ozzie Bird

Hi Lizzie
I hope I’m correct in stating this, but if your claimant is over 60 years of age, then the rule regarding gifts to a third party which would have been counted as deprivation has been abolished. Apparently this is as per The Social Security (Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit, State Pension Credit and Miscellaneous Amendments) (No.3) Regulations 2004. I don’t know if this is any help or not.