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Monthly Quiz: May 2017

This month we looked at the Benefit Cap


Lot's of people entered the competition but there was one winner - Kathryn who nominated Wansbeck Foodbank to receive a cheque from us and she gained a box of chocolates for herself. 

Question:
This month’s question was:

Where a claimant's Child Tax Credit award has been reduced to a lower amount or nil, due to an overpayment of Child Tax Credit, what amount of Tax Credits should the HB Office include as 'welfare income' for the purposes of calculating the Benefit Cap?

1. The correct amount of CTC the claimant would have been receiving if there were no deductions for the overpayment.
2. The reduced amount of CTC being received (or nil if none in payment).
3. The average amount of CTC received in the current tax year.

Find your answer here
 
The correct answer was 2. The reduced amount of CTC being received (or nil if none in payment).