Reply To: Mixed Age Couples


We have a HB claim. Claimant is working age and getting ESA (C) ESA Support Component and getting pip.

Partner was on Income support and received carers allowance. Partner turned 66 in Feb 21, the HB terminated, as carers allowance was left on and not changed to underlying entitlement. We are re-looking at the claim

Can they continue to get HB or does this trigger a move to UC. We have mixed opinions.

1. As the younger one is the lead claim for HB and getting ESA (c) and support component can remain as working age claim and claim HB.

2. As partner turned 66 and income support ceased and state pension paid, it triggers a move to UC.

Can anyone assist Thanks