Mixed Age UC claim issues


I’ve got a client who are mixed aged with one above pension age (male) and one below pension age (female).

She was claiming New-Style JSA and Carer’s Allowance for her husband and we recently moved them over to UC as a mixed age couple. They have no rent so it was simply standard allowance plus a carers element which totals approx £700pm.

UC have done their calculations and have taken off their payment his state pension of £500 and her Carer’s Allowance of approx £200 which has meant they have a payment of £0 which has obviously left them in financial hardship.

Is there anything I can do to boost their income?



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