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

Peter Barker

It’s not just NRPF that is covered by Article 7 of the No 31 Order, it’s any case in which the younger partner is excluded from UC because they don’t satisfy the UC eligibility conditions. Having no R2R is certainly within scope. The older partner can make a new claim for, or remain on pensioner benefits as a single person.

Whether the UC decision is correct is another question, the lawyers are still pondering the full implications of the AT decision on PSS only cases. But if the UC decision stands, the way is clear for the other partner to claim HB/SPC