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Reported Number: R(IS)5/96
File Number: CIS 659 1994
Judge/Commissioner: Mr M. J. Goodman
Date Of Decision: 13/03/1995
Date Added: 25/07/2002
Main Category: Income support and state pension credit
Main Subcategory: housing costs
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Notes: Housing costs - interest on loan taken out in order to improve a former home - whether to be met The claimant took out a bank loan to order to install central heating in his home. The interest on that loan was included in his income support award in accordance with paragraph 8(1)(a) of Schedule 3 to the Income Support (General) Regulations 1987. The claimant then sold that home and moved to a new one. The adjudication officer decided that he was no longer entitled to interest on the loan. The social security appeal tribunal allowed his appeal on the grounds that there was nothing to state that the benefit of paragraph 8 should cease if the client moved from the home in respect of which the loan had been taken out. The adjudication officer appealed to the social security Commissioner. Held that: for the interest to be payable under paragraph 8 of Schedule 3 the loan had to be for repairs and improvements “to the dwelling occupied as the house”. It was no longer payable if the claimant ceased to occupy that dwelling as his home
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