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UC entitlement - FT student with partner who is a PSIC

JPCHC
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Client is a FT student so the usual position is she wouldn’t be eligible for UC,  But one of the exceptions is a “student with a partner who is not a student”.  On a straightforward reading of this, she’d be able to claim as her partner isn’t a student but he is a PSIC.  What do you think?  Given that it is a joint claim then converted into a single claim, does the presence of him as a partner still allow her to get UC even though she’s a student? It seems illogical that having a partner who is a PSIC and not eligible himself would allow her to claim but I’d love your opinions.  Many thanks in advance

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Do they have any children?

Jim

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Just noticed. You wouldn’t be asking the question if they had children! Silly me.

I don’t think they will qualify as partner is not a student who can get UC. Nor is partner entitled to UC on there own due to NRPF condition - Reg 3(2)(b) UC Regs.

Jim

[ Edited: 14 Jan 2022 at 11:38 am by Mr Jim ]