Reply To: Mixed Age Couple – Right of appeal?


If pbirks is right in his analysis then what they are trying to appeal against is the legal provision that introduced mixed age rules. Long time ago now…the WRA that introduced universal credit I think although implementation of the mixed age rule was held back for some years.

You could refer it to a Tribunal as misconceived I guess. No claim made so I dont see that you need to do that…but some like to tie up the loose ends.

A loss of around £8000 per year in benefits is likely although it can be more so I can understand the appellant asking why no-one explained the implications of a move. Of course they may not have asked anyone but I remember saying when it came in that it was going to be the biggest loss in the Welfare State I can remember for what is partly just an admin change and partly just taking a short term job.