Universal Credit- Mixed Age couple- calculating amount due.
I am trying to calculate the entitlement of a mixed age couple (0ne state pension age) to Universal Credit.
I gather from the UC regulations section 3(: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2013/376/regulation/3/made)
that the claim is made jointly.
I was unsure if I am interpreting the legislation correctly, does this mean that the joint standard allowance will be awarded?
Have received different answers from DWP staff in the past.
Thanks in advance[ Edited: 26 Mar 2020 at 03:10 pm by Thersites ]
Yes definitely the couple allowance - it is Reg 3(2)(a) that applies = entitled to UC as joint claimants so couple allowance applies. It would be quite a punishment for mixed age couples otherwise - it’s worrying that DWP staff were not clear on this point.
Thanks for clarifying.
Sorry a question not a reply.
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