Advice for decision making: staff guide ADM 17/23

Last updated 1 November 2023

17-23: Israel, OPTs and Lebanon HRT & PPT Exemption, and Capital Disregards

This Memo provides guidance on the Social Security (Habitual Residence and Past Presence, and Capital Disregards) (Amendment) Regulations 2023 which came into force on 27.10.23.

.These amendments ensure that residence tests for benefit entitlement are met, shortly after arrival for certain persons arriving from Israel, the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPTs), or Lebanon in connection with the Hamas terrorist attack in Israel on 7.10.23 or the violence which rapidly escalated in the region following the attack.

These amendments also provide that any payment received from the Victims of Overseas Terrorism Compensation scheme is disregarded as capital.

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