NON DEP PENSIONER

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  • #20412
    Anonymous
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    We have a claim with a non dep who is a pensioner.
    She has been awarded PGCG but did not tell us until two months after it was awarded.
    Do we then still amend the claim for her new income from the Monday after we received it or as she is on pension credit, do we have to go back to the date her pension credit was awarded?

    #2940
    CraTay83
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    I had a claim similar to this recently, and as far as I remember, we are required to take it back to date awarded, regardless if this is an advantageous change, as the non-dep is in receipt of PC(G).

    #2941
    cbuck
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    Im not so sure about that. Both elements of SPC are ‘Relevant Benefits’ so the ‘normal’ beneficial change rules would not apply if it was the customer or member of his family that had been awarded the PC(G). However ‘family’ in the DMA regs has the usual HB meaning so would not include a non-dep.

    Remember that it is the claimant who has the responsibility to report changes in non-dep circs, not the non-dep. If you consider the delay in reporting the change to be reasonable in the [i:9bb3aab1d6]claimant’s [/i:9bb3aab1d6]circs you can ignore the advantageous change rule anyway, but I don’t think you would have to.

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