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Universal Credit - Mixed age couples


New Benefit Rules for Mixed Age Couples

From 15th May 2019 new benefit rules mean you can no longer make a new claim for Pension Credit or Housing Benefit if you are part of a couple and one of you is under state pension age.

You may be asked to prepare or look for work as a condition of receiving payment. Instead you must claim Universal Credit and may be asked to prepare or look for work as a condition of receiving payment.You will not be affected if you are receiving Pension Credit or Pension Age Housing Benefit. If you think you may be entitled to Pension credit, you should consider making a claim before 15th May 2019 or contact Dawn, Calvay HA Welfare Rights Officer for an appointment.