pension credit

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    matsal
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    Can someone please confirm a query for me:
    I have an etd confirming that savings credit has reduced from the 24.03.08 and as a result claimant will be entitled to more hb/ctb. I am unsure is Savings credit a relevent benefit and therefore I can apply the reduction from the 24.03.08 and not the monday following.
    we have only just started using the actual date for relevant benefits at this authority and are unsure which social security benefits apply.

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    Anonymous
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    Start from actual day as SC is a relevant benefit.

    #2991
    Anonymous
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    Start from actual day as SC is a relevant benefit.

    #2992
    Anonymous
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    Sorry to complicate things further, but the exact date rule for relevant benefits applies when they are awarded for the first time or the amount is increased. A [b:40ed56e2a9]reduction[/b:40ed56e2a9] in another state benefit has no special rules and so it is dealt with as just another general change of circumstance – following Monday …. unless it’s Pension Credit! For Pension Credit there is a third option, which applies in your case:-

    Reg 60(4) of the HB (persons who…) Regs says that a reduction in Pension Credit that causes an increase in HB is taken into account from the start of the week in which it happened.

    I see that it happened on a Monday anyway in your case, so it’s the 24th.

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