Reply To: Pensioner with working age partner on UC – can they withdraw UC claim and apply for PCGC and HB?


As long as at least one member of the couple has reached pension credit age  then as far as I can see there is currently (*)  nothing to stop them claiming pension credit (and HB and CTC/WTC if relevant) instead of UC.  They will almost always be better off on PC+HB than on UC.

(* this is expected to change after/if UC full service roll-out completes.)