All QBC print outs have a standard disclaimer (see end). You can add your own disclaimer to it but you cannot replace the standard disclaimer. It is useful to add your own disclaimer to reflect your organisation’s policies and also to to stress that calculations depend on accurate information from the claimant. It is particularly helpful to change the disclaimer to reflect the provisional and temporary nature of Tax Credit Calculations and could be helpful when you are advising clients who want to know if they will be financially better or worse off doing some work or moving into work. Continue reading
Quick Benefits Calculator 17 includes QB16 – the 2012-13 program. You should use QB16 – the 2012-13 program – for calculating the accuracy of a 2012-13 Final Award for Tax Credit. But you could use it, for example, for benefit overpayments. The 2012-13 program can be found Continue reading
Lisson Grove Benefits Program Ltd. write a guide to using the Lisson Grove Benefits program called ‘Getting Started’. It explains how the program works and what to do. This guide is available to all subscribers free of charge but it is also sometimes (not always) included on the installation disc. Very few subscribers seem to be aware of the guide when I mention it on Lisson Grove Benefits training courses.
You (or the IT people in your office) can get the guide from your Lisson Grove Benefits installation disc which is sent to all subscribers. The guide is called lgbp.doc – so it is a Microsoft Word Continue reading
The Lisson Grove Benefits Program provides a fairly comprehensive assessment of means-tested benefits and tax credits. But some circumstances are not covered by the program. Under version 7.18 – the current version – some of the most notable exceptions are: Universal Credit; Students; People from Abroad; Cases where people are sanctioned Continue reading
Although the QB covers the majority of claimant circumstances there are a few it does not. These are more unusual circumstances like a claimant who has a local housing allowance with rent free weeks. The main situations the QBC does not cover are: claimants aged 16 or 17; joint tenancies; shared ownership; students; JSA reductions; hospital in patients; trade disputes; people in residential/nursing care . To try to cover some of these cases you can Continue reading