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    I am hoping to clarify an issue that I cannot find a definitive answer to.

    When an applicant is in receipt of Statutory Maternity Allowance, and is still in receipt of Working Tax Credits, should the claimant be classed as still in remunerative work, and the £25.00 lone parent and £14.90 disregard still apply, or is it only the CCP disregard, which remains applicable, and/or, does the £14.90 disregard apply, as the claimant is in receipt of WTC.

    Similarly, should the disregard continue to be applied when either a lone parent, or the working partner, in respect of a couple, is receiving Statutory Sick Pay?

    I would be grateful for any input.


    Try Para 14.30 of the 2006/07 SHAC guide for an answer. I think it will depend whether or not your claimant was getting the disregard prior to going on Maternity Leave or off sick, although I appreciate that Para 7.33 clearly defines both the above as not being treated as being in remunerative work. Even then I would personally be inclined to remove this as Reg 6 of the 2006 HB regs would classify said claimant as not being in full – time work.

    We tend to put a figure of 1 hour for earnings in the income field on SX3 so that the disregard does not automatically kick in.

    Do I know what I'm doing? The jury's out on that........................

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