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Eligibility for UC if between full-time courses

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cattleandcane23
cattleandcane23 Community member Posts: 13 Listener
Hello.  Our 18 year old son gets PIP and I get Carers Allowance for him. We have been advised that he may be eligible for universal credit.  He finished college last week and is starting another full-time course at a different college in September.  I  applied for UC the day after he finished his course so as of now he is not in full-time education. The job centre have said the documentation submitted for a previous medical assessment in March this year when he was successful in getting UC, can be used, so I won't have to re-send any supporting information to demonstrate that he has limited capacity for work. If UC is approved before September, will he still be able to claim UC after his course starts in September? is the deciding factor that when we applied he wasn't in full-time education and we will hopefully have established limited capacity for work before the course begins? Will we still be able to claim Carers Allowance?  I believe we will no longer be eligible for Child benefit.  is that the case? Thank you

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  • Ray212
    Ray212 Community member Posts: 407 Pioneering
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    That doesn't sound right to me in regards to documentation you have submitted as you would still need to go through the limited capability for work assessment etc. Hopefully someone more knowledgeable will be able to shine some light on things
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,948 Disability Gamechanger
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    For the UC to continue in September then he will need to be found to have either LCW or LCWRA before the course begins. If not then UC will end again. You will of course need to report him being a student when he returns in September.

    Your child benefit should have ended when you previously claimed UC for him. If you reclaimed after the UC claim stopped then it will now stop again because he's claimed UC in his own right.

    I'm not convinced that the previous UC50 form will be used for this claim because he will need to be referred for another work capability assessment, which will prompt another form to be sent.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • cattleandcane23
    cattleandcane23 Community member Posts: 13 Listener
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    The Job Centre have been known to give wrong information but they said the original medical assessment information submitted remains valid - maybe because it was only 3 months ago.  I'm a bit confused about your child benefit comment poppy 123456.  We claimed UC previously on one occasion but were turned down because we hadn't applied until after his full-time course began.  Why would merely applying for (but not getting) UC lead to Child benefit being stopped?  Surely CB will only stop if our second UC claim is successful?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,948 Disability Gamechanger
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    It should stop when he claimed UC because he stops being a qualifying young person. You can't say he's a full time student to claim child benefit and then say he's not a full time student and then claim UC for him.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • cattleandcane23
    cattleandcane23 Community member Posts: 13 Listener
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    He's between courses, so technically not in full-time education again until September.  Child Benefit doesn't stop during the long summer holidays between July and September???
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,948 Disability Gamechanger
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    Yes i know that but you've claimed UC for him.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
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