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Single UC claim to Married.

IrishAngel85 Community member Posts: 1 Listener

I am currently receiving UC, as a single parent, while also working 20 hours per week. I am living with family so I don't have help towards rent which is fine. 

However, I will be getting married in 6 months. My partner makes about £500 per week, while I am minimum wage. 
2 kids under 16. 

When we marry/move in together, will I lose everything?

I believe from what I have read, I won't receive anything since his salary is pretty good.

I really appreciate all help.


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 49,886 Disability Gamechanger
    When you move in together you will need to report the changes on your journal. You will then be sent a linking code.

    Your partner will then need to start a claim for UC their self and use the linking code to join both claims together.

    Entitlement will be based on your joint circumstances. The changes will take place in the assessment period in which they are reported. 

    You can use a benefits calculator and put both your details into it and it will tell you if there’s any entitlement. It doesn’t mean you’re not entitled but it will depend on your circumstances.
    If your partner has savings/capital of more than £16,000 you will both be excluded from claiming. 
    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.
  • Hannah_Scope
    Hannah_Scope Posts: 5,985 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @IrishAngel85

    I just wanted to welcome you to the community! :) I see poppy has been able to help answer your query. Congratulations on your engagement, is wedding planning going well? 
    Hannah - She / Her

    Online Community Coordinator @ Scope

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