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    Julian Hobson
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    My brain is getting tired. I’ve just got SI 1338 2003 and Bernard Mittons Letter and am confused (or am I).

    The long and the short of it is that all mention of BP’s is removed from the HB regs and CTB Regs, which on the face of it means that BP’s are abolished for everyone whether pensioner or not BUT

    What is the significance of Reg 2 in in SI 1338 2003 it appears to say that the HB and CTB regs as we all know them will only apply to pensioners.

    Does that mean therev will be a whole new set of HB and CTB regs for working age customers, which may or may not include BP’s?

    #1850
    Anonymous
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    The reg that Julian quotes is this:

    “The Housing Benefit Regulations and Council Tax Benefit Regulations shall have effect, except where paragraph (2) applies, in relation to any person who has attained the qualifying age for state pension credit, subject to the modifications or amendments set out in this Part of these Regulations.”

    My assumption is that it is supposed to be read like this:

    “Except where paragraph (2) applies, in relation to any person who has attained the qualifying age for state pension credit, the Housing Benefit Regulations and Council Tax Benefit Regulations shall have effect subject to the modifications or amendments set out in this Part of these Regulations.”

    In other words, these amendments have effect for people of Pension Credit age. That’s how I read it, but I haven’t seen bernie Mitton’s letter which might completely undermine what I’ve just written.

    #1851
    Julian Hobson
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    Thanks peter – you prompted me to read it again and I agree, but further to that each of the “Parts” define who they apply to, and of course the definitions are slightly different.

    The net result of course is worse than I anticipated in that there are effectively two sets of regs. One for pensioners and one for non pensioners, but it will be up to us to remember somehow that there is more than one version of the same reg.

    Would it not have been much easier to have two distinct sets of regs.

    I hope no one else reads it as I did originally and assumes that BP’s stop for all claimants, easy to do if you don’t read the whole thing line by line !

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