Reply To: Disabled element of Tax Credit


I’d be cautious about this one. We recently unearthed a case where a customer was working full time and had been for some time. However he qualified for the disability element based on benefits he received in the past.

* Awarded DLA
* Entered full time work and voluntarily withdrew claim for DLA
* Following the termination of their DLA they were awarded Disabled Person’s Tax Credit due to receipt of DLA within the previous 6 months
* At start of Working Tax Credit scheme they were awarded Disability Element because they had previously received DPTC

Currently getting disability element despite not having claimed a benefit for disability for nearly 2 years. All perfectly legal and covered by regs.