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If you get any payments they need to be declared.
So may be disregarded and others count towards income
But any income MUST be declared so it can be reassessed.
It may make no difference but you must declare it
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
I have been online a
Ok. I have looked online and advice even if I had won money I would not have to inform the pension office during the guaranteed pension period unlike pension credit which is not guaranteed. I am aged 72. I was told the pension office were only interested in what I had at the end of the guaranteed pension credit period. I would never have made a claim had I not been advised by the person in the council tax office to do so. He even filled out the forms for me. I am worried now
For pension credit you dont need to advise.
But for Council Tax benefit you do need to advise
Does this clarify?
If you were on benefit and then had a payment, you need to declare that
The payment you receive may not make any difference in terms of entitlement but you should declare it
It may make a difference to Council Tax benefit
Does that help?
I will have to pay all benefits back. Is that what will happen?
Some benefit you get are not income based.
Council Tax benefit is income based.
It MAY be and I only say may be you have to pay it back, but that would be less than £5 per week
Does that clarify?