Not felt very well so not posted! I have read that the government will put a person who is 60+ on Pension Credit on Universal Credit if their partner is of working age?
Now I have read from Parliamentary questions from Pensions Minister Steve Webb if a couple are already receiving PC and up until April 2013 they can remain on pension credit.
Just copied and pasted this
Are Pensioners Affected?
Universal Credit will NOT replace Pension Credit. However from October 2013, when Universal Credit is introduced, if either member in a couple is under the qualifying age for Pension Credit then the couple will be ‘treated as working age’ and expected to claim Universal Credit. Pensions Minister Steve Webb has said, in response to a Parliamentary Question: ‘It is intended that those already in receipt of Pension Credit at April 2013 will be protected, and continue to receive Pension Credit as long as they continue to meet the other qualifying conditions.’1 Due to the abolition of Housing Benefit, the DWP are updating Pension Credit to enable pensioners to claim for their housing costs (including rent) as part of their Pension Credit claim.
This is a link to the actual comment from Steve Webb http://www.publications.parliament.u...11220w0001.htm
It does seem rather perverse of the government to take money off a partner who is in receipt of pension credit because their partner is under pension age.
Hopefully Mr Webb MP will keep to the above promise!