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    • tinysandra
    • By tinysandra 12th Feb 18, 7:52 PM
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    tinysandra
    SMI changes in April 2018
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    • 12th Feb 18, 7:52 PM
    SMI changes in April 2018 12th Feb 18 at 7:52 PM
    I have looked at the rules on the GOV site and it says
    What type of SMI you can get

    Whether you can get SMI paid as a benefit or as a loan depends on when you get, or are treated as getting, your qualifying benefit.
    If you get Pension Credit

    Your SMI will be paid as a benefit if you get Pension Credit before 6 April 2018.

    It will be paid as a loan if you get Pension Credit on or after 6 April 2018.

    If you get another qualifying benefit
    Your SMI will be paid as a benefit if you get another qualifying benefit before 7 July 2017. You must have been getting the benefit for 39 consecutive weeks.

    It will be paid as a loan if you get the qualifying benefit on or after 7 July 2017.

    Does this mean no everybody will be changed to a loan
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    • BorisThomson
    • By BorisThomson 12th Feb 18, 7:57 PM
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    • 12th Feb 18, 7:57 PM
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    • 12th Feb 18, 7:57 PM
    Answered your other post.

    Everyone is being changed to a claim in April.
    • WhenIam64
    • By WhenIam64 12th Feb 18, 8:25 PM
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    • 12th Feb 18, 8:25 PM
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    • 12th Feb 18, 8:25 PM
    Some of the background is here :

    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2017/725/pdfs/uksiem_20170725_en.pdf
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