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Re claiming uc as a stay at home parent

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lydia5683
lydia5683 Community member Posts: 39 Listener
Hi, I was wondering if it was possible to claim uc if you are a stay at home parent or partner and dont want to look for work and you arent looking after any children

Thanks 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,274 Disability Gamechanger
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    Anyone can claim UC but whether there's any entitlement will depend on your circumstances. If you live with a partner, you'll need to claim as a couple and your joint circumstances will be taken into consideration.

    When claiming UC you're classed as a job seeker unless you're a carer or you've been found to have LCW or LCWRA. Are you asking this question for yourself because i see form some previous threads that you were  claiming UC that includes the LCWRA element.
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  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,705 Scope online community team
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    Hey @lydia5683, what Poppy says about UC is (of course) correct.

    If you, or someone you know, is looking for answers about benefits they can try a benefits calculator such as Turn2us Benefits Calculator
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