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denisemargaretdenisemargaret Member Posts: 18 Connected
edited May 2019 in Universal Credit
my husband has worked all his life paid into system two months ago he was laid off work he was told he had to go through universal credit process to get job seekers allowance this excluded myself even though I’ve been retired five years in November made him wait six weeks day before he was expecting some payment told him he wasn’t entitled to anything because I get state pension it’s not even worth me applying for pension credit as from 15 April we both have to be retired to make a claim my husband has now been told to apply for the new job seekers allowance and to fill form in to claim backdated payments which he has done as yet he’s still waiting to hear if he will get anything he’s had couple job interviews but still not got a job looks like I’m keeping both of us on my pension does anyone have any advise if there is peles he can claim he doesn’t retire for another seven years 

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  • denisemargaretdenisemargaret Member Posts: 18 Connected
    That should read including myself not excluding
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,211 Disability Gamechanger
    HI,

    Is he looking for work? New Style JSA is for those that are looking for work, if so and he's paid enough NI Contributions in the previous 2 tax years then yes he'll qualify for this. It's £73.10 per week but it's only payable for 6 months.
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  • denisemargaretdenisemargaret Member Posts: 18 Connected
    Yes he’s looking for work had couple interviews but nothing definite for job yet
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,211 Disability Gamechanger
    Then that's the correct benefit to claim, providing he's paid the NI contributions. The quickest way to claim this is here. https://www.gov.uk/how-to-claim-new-style-jsa

    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • denisemargaretdenisemargaret Member Posts: 18 Connected
    Thank you he should get something by Tuesday next week I’ll let you know thanks again 
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 7,202 Disability Gamechanger
    Who told him he should claim UC? New style JSA does not require a claim to UC. 

    You could still make a claim for Pension Credit as the relevant date for mixed age couple was the 15th of May not April and as PC allows for backdating of up to 3 months then effectively you potentially have up to the 14th of August 2019 to claim depending on your personal circumstances. 
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