Earlier changes

What's new

23 September 2022

Student Loans - Refusing or suspending access to a Student Loan

The information in 'Refusing or suspending access to a Student Loan' has been reviewed and updated to simplify the content.

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Deskfile - Student Allowances - Personal income thresholds

The 'Personal income limits' tables for Student Allowances has been renamed 'Personal income thresholds'. See:

14 September 2022

Income - capital payments and gifts

One-off lump sum capital payments are not considered as income.

However, any capital payments received periodically made for and used for income-related purposes is treated as income.

Examples of capital payments can include:

  • a gift
  • a lottery win
  • an inheritance
  • a property
  • donations made through crowdfunding websites e.g. givealittle and PledgeMe
  • getting a house or
  • proceeds from the sale of a house

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12 September 2022

COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme

The COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme has been amended with changes to the public health guidelines.

Household contacts do not need to self-isolate from 11.59pm 12 September 2022.

Household contacts will no longer get COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme as they are able to go to work outside their home.

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Deskfile - Best Start tax credits

The Best Start tax credit rates for clients getting a main benefit have been added to Deskfile. See:

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1 September 2022

Residential Care Subsidy - Territorial Local Authority maximum contribution rates

The Residential Care Subsidy Territorial Local Authority maximum contribution rates increased on 1 September 2022.

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