Reply To: Couples becoming mixed age – when HB needs to be terminated


Many thanks for the clarification. There’s some notes here scribbled on the back of a fag packet for when a couple become a MAC which states…
Older member of the couple is in receipt of IS, JSA IB or ESA IR and turns SPa, DWP will contact them to say partner needs to claim UC. We will get a HB STOP* and award the HB UC 2 week run on.

If they don’t claim UC they won’t get the run on but HB will still stop monday following from when the member of the couple turns pension age.

BUT If their DWP legacy benefit includes a SDP they will remain on working aged HB.

So I presume the last point is incorrect?