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

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10.—(1) With regard to carer premium the condition referred to in paragraph 5 is that the applicant or the applicant’s partner is, or both of them are, entitled to a carer’s allowance.

(2) Where a carer premium has been awarded but—

(a)the person in respect of whose care the carer’s allowance was awarded dies; or

(b)the person in respect of whom the premium was awarded ceases to be entitled, or ceases to be treated as entitled, to a carer’s allowance,

the condition for the award of the premium must be treated as satisfied for a period of 8 weeks from the relevant date specified in sub-paragraph (3).

(3) The relevant date for the purposes of sub-paragraph (2) is—

(a)where sub-paragraph (2)(a) applies, the Sunday following the death of the person in respect of whose care the carer’s allowance was awarded (or beginning with the date of death if the date occurred on a Sunday); and

(b)in any other case, the date on which the person who was entitled to a carer’s allowance ceases to be entitled to it.

(4) For the purposes of this paragraph, a person is to be treated as being entitled to and in receipt of a carer’s allowance for any period not covered by an award but in respect of which a payment is made in lieu of an award.

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