Reply To: Qualifying benefits for the SMI status disregard



I would agree with Derrick that working tax credit is not necessarily a qualifying benefit for SMI purposes.

I am sorry to tell you that the changes from DWA to DPTC to WTC(with disability element) can NOT be considered as only changes of name.

I am aware that Scottish legislation was updated to include DPTC as a qualifying benefit for SMI purposes, although I am not aware of equivalent legislation for England & Wales.

Unless someone is aware of any legislation whereby WTC (with disability element) is a qualifying benefit, then you have no power to treat it is such.

I am, also a bit concerned about position in England & Wales in relation to DPTC, does anyone know of amending legislation???