Reply To: Mixed Age Couple – working partner has pre-settled status


Hi, has there been any further updates on these cases?

I have a case whereby we were ignoring the working age partner as she had no recourse, the Home Office have now granted pre-settled status so we included her and she applied for UC but this was rejected as she only had this status and no other qualifying condition. As they claimed UC we stopped HB, though have not had a stop notice. Our view is presently that we cannot reinstate HB due to her having recourse but unable to qualify for UC but equally cannot qualify for HB, is this correct or is there some way of paying HB?