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MIF for self employed couple with children

Gillian B
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I have a client who is carer to 4 children in education between 6 and 19.  She is currently self employed working 16 hours a week and in receipt of CTC, WTC and CB.  Her partner is due to move in later this month and is also self employed working 40 hours a week.  They have had a benefit calculation and been advised they will have a UC entitlement when he moves in, but the minimum income floor of 35 hours a week will be applied to her.  Is this correct or can this be reduced due to her being the main carer of a child under 13 (like it would be for someone in work related activity group?)

Charles
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The MIF for the main carer of a school-age child is generally based on 25 hours a week. See H4073 here and J2086 here.

MaggieB
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Is my reading of CPAG handbook correct i.e.  that MIF applies immediately if you are migrated naturally rather than through managed migration?

Charles
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Correct, however this will change from September 2020.