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Will there be change if i link my partner's accout in my as i am getting UC

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jacob02
jacob02 Community member Posts: 11 Listener
edited October 2022 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hello i am writing about my partner she has been trying to apply for UC but did not pass a resident test as there is no evidence of her working in uk or anything she have pre sattled status and she is pregnant will there be change if i link her accout in my as i am getting UC 

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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2022
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    If you were living together as a couple then she should have been declared at the same time as you claimed UC. If you were not living together at that time but started living together later you should have declared the change when it happened. If you are living together as a couple her claim needs to be linked to yours. 

    However if she does not pass the habitual residence test you will not get paid any extra for her - but any money she earns will be taken into account. Pre-settled status does not entitle her to benefits.

    You may be wise to seek specialist advice, try looking here
    https://advicelocal.uk/

    How long has she been in UK? Has she worked at all?
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,162 Disability Gamechanger
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    If you are living together as a couple then you will need to claim as a couple. You can report a change of circumstances and then you will be sent a linking code to join to tow claims together.
    With pre settled status she will need to meet the other conditions on top of that. As she's been refused already then it's likely she will be refused again and you claim will remain as it is with no extra money for your partner. https://england.shelter.org.uk/housing_advice/benefits/universal_credit_immigration_and_residence_conditions

    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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