Reply To: Tax credits & earnings disregard – Tax credit expert req


Try looking at the HB Regulations (Regulation 28) and the HB Guidance Manual (paras. 3.160 onwards).

And think about it – claimant incurs childcare costs – contribution to this awarded within WTC – therefore income higher – HB claimed – if you take income including childcare element of WTC fully into account then the benefit of the childcare element in WTC largely lost – hence similar disregard in HB to ensure that WTC childcare element not lost.

Will you go through your caseload and identify other similar cases where claimants have not had a housing association writing in their behalf?