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Working tax credit: off sick or furloughed

Terry Craven
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Sorry not my area of expertise.

1) If a WTC claimant is off sick from work for c 6 months, does this generate an overpayment of WTC?

2) If a WTC claimant is off sick from work for c 6 months and furloughed does this generate an overpayment of WTC?

[ Edited: 12 Apr 2021 at 01:13 pm by shawn mach ]
Daphne
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If you get SSP or NI credits for being incapable of work then you are treated as being in full-time paid work (provided you met the conditions for full-time paid work for WTC just before) for up to 28 weeks so no overpayment - possibly an underpayment if income was reduced - https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2002/2005/regulation/6

Similarly, while on furlough you get count as working the same hours that you would be normally so again no overpayment - https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/534/made