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Hi, my name is james1958! What are we entitled to?

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james1958
james1958 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
edited March 18 in Universal Credit (UC)
I am currently receiving Universal credit, pip and Lcwra. 
I am due to retire in may  2024 with pension forecast at £139.89 per week.
My wife is 6 years younger than me. we have a joint universal credit claim.
what are we entitled to.

Look forward to your advice. 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,235 Disability Gamechanger
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    You will need to make sure you claim your state pension. You will be known as a mixed aged couple so your claim for UC will continue as a joint claim with your wife.

    Your state pension will be deducted in full from any UC entitlement. This means your overall entitlement between state pension and UC will remain the same. 

    Once you reach state pension age you also need to make sure you report the changes to UC because they don't always get this correct and if you're overpaid it will need to be repaid back. 
    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_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @james1958

    I see Poppy has been able to advise! :) I wanted to comment and welcome you to the community! You keeping well? 
    Hannah - She / Her

    Online Community Coordinator @ Scope

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  • james1958
    james1958 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Hi hannah 
    Thank very much for your advice.  I email uc this morning.
    Thanks again
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,235 Disability Gamechanger
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    james1958 said:
    Hi hannah 
    Thank very much for your advice.  I email uc this morning.
    Thanks again
    I’m not sure why you did that because you haven’t yet reached state pension age. You can’t report a change before it happens. 
    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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