Reply To: Mixed Age Couple – does HB end?

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peterdelamothe
Keymaster

“please explain that to me as if I was an idiot”

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Mixed age is very complex and highlights how different circs and the Welfare State change the decision. It does not help that DWP do not really understand all of their regs in this area. Plus they make “wrong” decisions deliberately in various circumstances. A pensioner and a partner reaching pension age in a few weeks/months. What a waste of time and money to comply with the UC rules etc. I sympathise sometimes. To be fair a Minister just announced a start date for the Regs years after the Act so it was all rushed.

Unless the TP is abolished, it is possible that it will all get even more complex in the future with managed migration and various changes in circs such as changes in partners.

But I thought the system was intended to simplify newcomers might say…. ha ha. Sure.