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NeedHelpASAPNeedHelpASAP Member Posts: 25 Connected
In the 9 months before you claimed Universal Credit, were you living with a partner?
My husband and i were not living together for about 2 months before i started the claim during about ( 5/9/2019 to 9/11/2019).
I started the claim on 28/10/2019. I am confused to whether i answer yes or no. 

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI,

    If you wasn't living with your partner during the time they are asking then of course you will answer no. When you did start to live together then you would have needed to claim as a couple.
    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.
  • NeedHelpASAPNeedHelpASAP Member Posts: 25 Connected
    the question is misleading because  for the 7 months out of 9 months i was living with my partner but for the 2 months i wasnt.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    The question is asking for 9 months before you claim, if you weren't living with your partner at that time then the answer is no.

    If you didn't report the changes when you started to live with your partner then you'll need to tell them the date which you started to live with them.
    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.
  • NeedHelpASAPNeedHelpASAP Member Posts: 25 Connected
    '9 months before' as in the time between 9 months ago and at the start of the claim 
    or the date 9 month ago.
    thats what i am confused about. 
    thank you
  • NeedHelpASAPNeedHelpASAP Member Posts: 25 Connected
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    The answer is in the question... " 9 months before you claimed Universal Credit"
    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.
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,970

    Scope community team

    Hi @NeedHelpASAP. It's a really poorly worded question, isn't it? It's asked to determine exemption from the benefit cap, because if, during the previous months it is asking for, you were living with a partner, their income from wages can also help grant you the benefit cap grace period.
    Have you submitted an answer yet?
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope
  • NeedHelpASAPNeedHelpASAP Member Posts: 25 Connected
    I have not submitted it yet. I asked for help via journal but haven't got a response yet (been a week). My partner is self-employed so he does report his income every month.
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,970

    Scope community team

    Yes he'll need to report his income every month @NeedHelpASAP. At the end of your assessment period he should receive a prompt to report his self-employed income. 
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope
  • feirfeir Member Posts: 396 Pioneering
    I got asked if i had worked and there is no way to say i hadn't.
  • NeedHelpASAPNeedHelpASAP Member Posts: 25 Connected
    In the 9 months before you claimed Universal Credit, were you living with a partner?
    My husband and i were not living together for about 2 months before i started the claim during about ( 5/9/2019 to 9/11/2019).
    I started the claim on 28/10/2019. I am confused to whether i answer yes or no. 

    Some one please check the info above and help if the answer is yes or no ?
    Thank You
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