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The Council Tax Reduction (State Pension Credit) (Scotland) Regulations 2012

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Calculation of income in savings credit only cases

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25.—(1) Where the applicant, or any partner of the applicant, has an award of state pension credit comprising only the savings credit, subject to the following provisions of this regulation, the calculation or estimate of the applicant’s or as the case may be, the applicant’s partner’s, income and capital by the Secretary of State for the purpose of determining that award is to be used to determine the income and capital of the applicant.

(2) The amount of the net income calculated or estimated by the Secretary of State is to be modified only in so far as necessary to take into account—

(a)the amount of any savings credit payable;

(b)in respect of any dependent children of the applicant, child care charges taken into account under regulation 28(1)(c) (calculation of income on a weekly basis);

(c)the higher amount disregarded under these Regulations in respect of—

(i)lone parent’s earnings; or

(ii)a payment of aliment or maintenance, whether under a court order or not, which is made or due to be made by—

(aa)the applicant’s former partner or the applicant’s partner’s former partner; or

(bb)the parent of a child or young person where that child or young person is a member of the applicant’s family, except where that parent is the applicant or the applicant’s partner;

(d)any amount to be disregarded by virtue of paragraph 10(1) of Schedule 2 (sums to be disregarded in the calculation of earnings);

(e)the income and capital of any partner of the applicant who is treated as a member of the applicant’s household under regulation 11 (membership of a household) to the extent that it is not taken into account in determining the net income of the person claiming state pension credit;

(f)regulation 22 (circumstances in which capital and income of non-dependant is to be treated as applicant’s) if the relevant authority determines that this provision applies in the applicant’s case; or

(g)any amount to be disregarded by virtue of paragraph 6 of Schedule 2 (sums to be disregarded in the calculation of earnings).

(3) Regulations 27 (meaning of “income”) to 46 (capital jointly held) do not apply to the amount of the net income to be taken into account under paragraph (1), but do apply (so far as relevant) for the purpose of determining any modifications which fall to be made to that amount under paragraph (2).

(4) Subject to paragraph (5), if the Secretary of State determines that the applicant’s capital is more than £16,000 regulation 40 (capital limit) applies.

(5) If paragraph (6) applies, the applicant’s capital is to be calculated in accordance with regulations 40 (capital limit) to 46 (capital jointly held).

(6) This paragraph applies if—

(a)the determination of the Secretary of State referred to in paragraph (1) is that the applicant’s capital is £16,000 or less;

(b)subsequent to that determination the applicant’s capital rises to more than £16,000; and

(c)the increase occurs whilst there is in force an assessed income period within the meaning of sections 6 and 9 of the State Pension Credit Act 2002(1).

(1)

2002 c.16. Sections 6 and 9 were amended by paragraph 140 of Schedule 24 to the Civil Partnership Act 2004 (c.33). Section 9 was also amended by section 105 of the Pensions Act 2008 (c.30).

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