Men Aged Between 60 – 65

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  • #31819
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    I think I’m cracking up today. Just when I think I’ve got the rules imprinted in my brain, I get asked a question and start to doubt myself!!

    If a man aged between 60 – 65 carries on working i.e. self employed I thought he is still treated under the working age rules so would not get the automatic 3 month backdate. Am I right with this or barking up the wrong tree?

    I thought the 3 month automatic backdate only applied to those men at 60 who decide to be treated as pensioners and stop working.

    I’ve been looking for circulars regarding this and can’t seem to find what I’m looking for. I’m now wondering if this is right or if I’ve dreamt this rule!!!

    Many thanks

    Vicki

    #88996
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    The pensioner regs apply to any claimant who has reached the qualifying age for SPC [unless, exceptionally, they are still getting a working age DWP means-tested benefit: this is so rare I have never seen a case like that and it doesn’t really make any difference anyway as the SPC-age regs are only significantly different in the area of means-testing]

    So whether the claimant continues to work or not, the fact that he has reached SPC age means he migrates to the SPC-age Regs.

    Incidentally, since April this year the phased equalisation of SPC age for men and women has begun, so talking about claimants aged 60+ will become an increasingly dangerous over-simplification as the months roll by.

    #88997
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    Thank you so much for clearing that up for me. I don’t assess claims very often myself and get a bit lost sometimes with some of the legislation. I don’t think its helping with my memory being 8 months pregnant either!!

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