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Income Support

hazey067hazey067 Member Posts: 7 Listener
Hi there,I am getting State Pension and Pension Credit ,my partner get Carers Allowance for me ,that is his only income,,he applied for Income Support and they have written back and said he is   "not entitled as you have no condition of entitlement ,your partner is getting State Pension which exceeds your Income Support rate"   is this correct ,does this mean  they expect me to support him on my single person pension Many thanks


  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering

    If you live with your partner then Pension Credit is a couple claim. Your partner cannot get Income Support as well. 

    I would expect Pension Credit to be the better benefit for you to claim. In answer to your question, the Pension Credit is for both of you. You might want to check that the calculation has been worked out for a couple (you should be able to see this on your decision letters), and that it includes a carer amount because he is on carer's allowance.

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