Reply To: Tax Credits and disregards


After much soul searching I have concluded that the full qualifying conditions for the 30hrs+ premium are:

a) The claimant or partner receives the 30hrs premium paid with Working Tax Credit, or

b) The claimant or partner is aged at least 25 and does paid work averaging at least 30hrs per week, or

c) The claimant and partner have a dependant child, at least one of them does paid work of at least 16hrs per week on average and their combined working hours average at least 30 hours per week, or

d) The claimant is a Lone Parent and does paid work averaging at least 30hrs per week, or

e) The claimant receives a higher pensioner premium or disability premium in their applicable amount and either the disabled person or the partner works at least 30 hours per week on average. If the partner satisfies the 30 hour condition, the disabled person must be working an average of 16 hours or more per week.

I put this list to the Adelphi and they sent back a short message confirming that they believed it to be true. Our software supplier agrees with it too now but unfortunately the wrong rules will be in place from April until they fix their original scripting.