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Will how much I get be affected because I used to live with my partner and with our joint income?

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Scope community team

edited October 2021 in Universal Credit (UC)
This discussion was created from comments split from: Confirm previous earnings from work - For Universal Credit.
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  • L_wheatley666
    L_wheatley666 Member Posts: 1 Listener
    Hey, 
    I'm new to UC and I have been asked by them to answer some questions which I'm not sure how to answer? In the last 12 months before I claimed did I live with a partner I did but we are no longer together now? It's also asking for me to give our joint earnings for the past 12 months aswell? My claim includes one child and I'm on the standard rate for my claim? Will how much I get be effected because I used to live with my partner and with our joint income? I don't understand why I'm needing to fill all this in? 
    Thanks 
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,358

    Scope community team

    Hi @L_wheatley666. If you lived with your partner in the last 12 months you would answer yes, even if you're not living with them now.
    Their income won't impact your UC as it's calculated monthly based on your income each month, but they use the information about past earnings to determine whether you would be entitled to a grace period from the benefit cap. 
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