Reply To: The Over-riding £20 Disregard from certain income of the fam


There is a similar rule, but it is expressed slightly differently. There is a list of items attracting a £10 disregard (war pensions and long-term widows’ benefits); there is also a £20 disregard of trust fund payments for essential living costs. But the £20 disregard is halved if you already have one of the £10 disregards.

Generally, the pool of items to which these disregards apply is much smaller in Pension Credit, because student income and voluntary payments are not counted.

See Sched IV to the Pension Credit Regs.