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The Council Tax Reduction Schemes and Prescribed Requirements (Wales) Regulations 2012

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Regulation 30(2)

SCHEDULE 4Amounts to be disregarded in the calculation of income other than earnings: pensioners

1.  In addition to any sum which falls to be disregarded in accordance with paragraphs 2 to 6, £10 of any of the following—

(a)a war disablement pension (except insofar as such a pension falls to be disregarded under paragraph 2 or 3);

(b)a war widow’s pension or war widower’s pension;

(c)a pension payable to a person as a widow, widower or surviving civil partner under any power of Her Majesty otherwise than under an enactment to make provision about pensions for or in respect of persons who have been disabled or have died in consequence of service as members of the armed forces of the Crown;

(d)a guaranteed income payment and, if the amount of that payment has been abated to less than £10 by a pension or payment falling within Article 39(1)(a) or (b) of the Armed Forces and Reserve Forces (Compensation Scheme) Order 2011, so much of that pension or payment as would not, in aggregate with the amount of any guaranteed income payment disregarded, exceed £10;

(e)a payment made to compensate for the non-payment of such a pension or payment as is mentioned in any of the preceding sub-paragraphs;

(f)a pension paid by the government of a country outside Great Britain which is analogous to any of the pensions or payments mentioned in sub-paragraphs (a) to (d) above;

(g)a pension paid to victims of National Socialist persecution under any special provision made by the law of the Federal Republic of Germany, or any part of it, or of the Republic of Austria.

2.  The whole of any amount included in a pension to which paragraph 1 relates in respect of—

(a)the applicant’s need for constant attendance;

(b)the applicant’s exceptionally severe disablement.

3.  Any mobility supplement under article 20 of the Naval, Military and Air Forces Etc (Disablement and Death) Service Pensions Order 2006 (including such a supplement by virtue of any other scheme or order) or under article 25A of the Personal Injuries (Civilians) Scheme 1983 or any payment intended to compensate for the non-payment of such a supplement.

4.  Any supplementary pension under article 23(2) of the Naval, Military and Air Forces Etc (Disablement and Death) Service Pensions Order 2006 (pensions to surviving spouses and surviving civil partners) and any analogous payment made by the Secretary of State for Defence to any person who is not a person entitled under that Order.

5.  In the case of a pension awarded at the supplementary rate under article 27(3) of the Personal Injuries (Civilians) Scheme 1983 (pensions to widows, widowers or surviving civil partners), the sum specified in paragraph 1(c) of Schedule 4 to that Scheme.

6.—(1) Any payment which is—

(a)made under any of the Dispensing Instruments to a widow, widower or surviving civil partner of a person—

(i)whose death was attributable to service in a capacity analogous to service as a member of the armed forces of the Crown; and

(ii)whose service in such capacity terminated before 31st March 1973; and

(b)equal to the amount specified in article 23(2) of the Naval, Military and Air Forces Etc (Disablement and Death) Service Pensions Order 2006.

(2) In this paragraph “the Dispensing Instruments” means the Order in Council of 19th December 1881, the Royal Warrant of 27th October 1884 and the Order by His Majesty of 14th January 1922 (exceptional grants of pay, non-effective pay and allowances).

7.  £15 of any widowed parent’s allowance to which the applicant is entitled under section 39A of the SSCBA.

8.  £15 of any widowed mother’s allowance to which the applicant is entitled under section 37 of the SSCBA.

9.  Where the applicant occupies a dwelling as the applicant’s home and the applicant provides in that dwelling board and lodging accommodation, an amount, in respect of each person for whom such accommodation is provided for the whole or any part of a week, equal to—

(a)where the aggregate of any payments made in respect of any one week in respect of such accommodation provided to such person does not exceed £20, 100 per cent. of such payments; or

(b)where the aggregate of any such payments exceeds £20, £20 and 50 per cent. of the excess over £20.

10.  If the applicant—

(a)owns the freehold or leasehold interest in any property or is a tenant of any property; and

(b)occupies a part of that property; and

(c)has an agreement with another person allowing that person to occupy another part of that property on payment of rent and—

(i)the amount paid by that person is less than £20 per week, the whole of that amount; or

(ii)the amount paid is £20 or more per week, £20.

11.  Where an applicant receives income under an annuity purchased with a loan, which satisfies the following conditions—

(a)that the loan was made as part of a scheme under which not less than 90 per cent. of the proceeds of the loan were applied to the purchase by the person to whom it was made of an annuity ending with that person’s life or with the life of the survivor of two or more persons (in this paragraph referred to as “the annuitants”) who include the person to whom the loan was made;

(b)that at the time the loan was made the person to whom it was made or each of the annuitants had attained the age of 65;

(c)that the loan was secured on a dwelling in Great Britain and the person to whom the loan was made or one of the annuitants owns an estate or interest in that dwelling;

(d)that the person to whom the loan was made or one of the annuitants occupies the dwelling on which it was secured as that person’s or annuitant’s home at the time the interest is paid; and

(e)that the interest payable on the loan is paid by the person to whom the loan was made or by one of the annuitants,

(f)the amount, calculated on a weekly basis, equal to—

(i)where, or insofar as, section 369 of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 (mortgage interest payable under deduction of tax) applies to the payments of interest on the loan, the interest which is payable after deduction of a sum equal to income tax on such payments at the applicable percentage of income tax within the meaning of section 369(1A) of that Act;

(ii)in any other case, the interest which is payable on the loan without deduction of such a sum.

12.—(1) Any payment, other than a payment to which sub-paragraph (2) applies, made to the applicant by Trustees in exercise of a discretion exercisable by them.

(2) This sub-paragraph applies to payments made to the applicant by Trustees in exercise of a discretion exercisable by them for the purpose of—

(a)obtaining food, ordinary clothing or footwear or household fuel;

(b)the payment of rent, council tax or water charges for which that applicant or the applicant’s partner is liable;

(c)meeting housing costs of a kind specified in Schedule 2 to the State Pension Credit Regulations 2002.

(3) In a case to which sub-paragraph (2) applies, £20 or—

(a)if the payment is less than £20, the whole payment;

(b)if, in the applicant’s case, £10 is disregarded in accordance with paragraph 1(a) to (g), £10 or the whole payment if it is less than £10; or

(c)if, in the applicant’s case, £15 is disregarded under paragraph 7 or paragraph 8 and—

(i)the applicant has no disregard under paragraph 1(a) to (g), £5 or the whole payment if it is less than £5;

(ii)the applicant has a disregard under paragraph 1(a) to (g), nil.

13.  Any increase in pension or allowance under Part 2 or 3 of the Naval, Military and Air Forces Etc (Disablement and Death) Service Pensions Order 2006 paid in respect of a dependent other than the pensioner’s partner.

14.  Any payment ordered by a court to be made to the applicant or the applicant’s partner in consequence of any accident, injury or disease suffered by the person or a child of the person to or in respect of whom the payments are made.

15.  Periodic payments made to the applicant or the applicant’s partner under an agreement entered into in settlement of a claim made by the applicant or, as the case may be, the applicant’s partner for an injury suffered by the applicant or the applicant’s partner.

16.  Any income which is payable outside the United Kingdom for such period during which there is a prohibition against the transfer to the United Kingdom of that income.

17.  Any banking charges or commission payable in converting to Sterling payments of income made in a currency other than Sterling.

18.  Where the applicant makes a parental contribution in respect of a student attending a course at an establishment in the United Kingdom or undergoing education in the United Kingdom, which contribution has been assessed for the purposes of calculating—

(a)under, or pursuant to regulations made under powers conferred by section 22 of the Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998, that student’s award;

(b)under regulations made in exercise of the powers conferred by section 49 of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980, that student’s bursary, scholarship, or other allowance under that section or under regulations made in exercise of the powers conferred by section 73 of that Act of 1980, any payment to that student under that section; or

(c)the student’s student loan,

an amount equal to the weekly amount of that parental contribution, but only in respect of the period for which that contribution is assessed as being payable.

19.—(1) Where the applicant is the parent of a student aged under 25 in advanced education who either—

(a)is not in receipt of any award, grant or student loan in respect of that education; or

(b)is in receipt of an award bestowed by virtue of the Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998, or regulations made thereunder, or a bursary, scholarship or other allowance under section 49(1) of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980, or a payment under section 73 of that Act of 1980,

and the applicant makes payments by way of a contribution towards the student’s maintenance, other than a parental contribution falling within paragraph 18, an amount specified in sub-paragraph (2) in respect of each week during the student’s term.

(2) For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1), the amount is to be equal to—

(a)the weekly amount of the payments; or

(b)the amount by way of a personal allowance for a single applicant under 25 less the weekly amount of any award, bursary, scholarship, allowance or payment referred to in sub-paragraph (1)(b),

whichever is less.

(3) In this paragraph and paragraph 18 a reference to a “student loan” or a “grant” is a reference to a student loan or a grant within the meaning of Schedule 11.

20.—(1) Where an applicant’s applicable amount includes an amount by way of a family premium, £15 of any payment of maintenance, whether under a court order or not, which is made or due to be made by the applicant’s spouse, civil partner, former spouse or former civil partner or the applicant’s partner’s spouse, civil partner, former spouse, or former civil partner.

(2) For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1), where more than one maintenance payment falls to be taken into account in any week, all such payments are to be aggregated and treated as if they were a single payment.

21.  Except in a case which falls under paragraph 10 of Schedule 3, where the applicant is a person who satisfies any of the conditions of sub-paragraph (2) of that paragraph, any amount of working tax credit up to £17.10.

22.  Where the total value of any capital specified in Part 2 of Schedule 5 (capital disregarded only for the purposes of determining deemed income) does not exceed £10,000, any income actually derived from such capital.

23.  Except in the case of income from capital specified in Part 2 of Schedule 5, any actual income from capital.

24.  Where the applicant, or the person who was the partner of the applicant on 31st March 2003, was entitled on that date to income support or an income-based jobseeker’s allowance but ceased to be so entitled on or before 5th April 2003 by virtue only of regulation 13 of the Housing Benefit (General) Amendment (No 3) Regulations 1999 as in force at that date, the whole of the applicant’s income.

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