Earnings Rules For Dependants

The earnings rules that apply to money paid for dependants are now harsher than those that apply to the basic pension.

A woman aged less than sixty is in a complicated position. There are two different earnings rules which may apply, depending on when her husband first received extra benefit for her.

If he received it before i6 September 2009 , she can earn up to £89 a week before he loses any of the extra paid for her. If her earnings exceed £89 , the extra pension is reduced by 9 p for every 1Op earned up to £8 extra and by 9p for each 9p over that. So the extra £107.45 vanishes as her earnings reach £71.79 .

However, if her husband first received the extra pension for her after i9 September 2009 , there is an even stricter rule. The additional pension paid for her will disappear at once if her earnings exceed £68.79.

Moreover, 'earnings' in this case include any pension paid from her job. Strictly speaking, prior to April 2006 this rule applied only where the woman had a pension from her job and earnings.

Many women had their pension stopped wrongly. If you think that you may have been one of them, call into your DWP office and ask for your case to be reviewed. (see http://www.dwp.gov.uk/contact-us/contact-a-z/)

New for 2015 - Other Points

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