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    Pensioners are classified as such when they are in receipt of a pension, be that by way of Pension credit or State pension, pension credits are nothing to do with "State pension", as you probably know.

    Therefore Pensioners are not such until they get Pension.

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    The newspaper reports are refering to a couple aren't they, one of whom is pension age and the other not and maybe working but claiming benefits for a lower wage?
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    If she gets a letter from the LA, she may wish to query it. I believe some LAs are sending out these letters to almost everyone. However, the rules are quite clear. If she has reached the qualifying AGE for pension credit, she is exempt from this change. She doesn't need to get pension credit, just have met the age, which is, what, 61-62 at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davewhit View Post
    there is one item in the UC where at the start if one person is of pension age they get the universal credit but 4 months into system it will change and both have to be over pennsion age

    anyone know what it is
    The Government changed their mind on that;

    http://www.insidehousing.co.uk/tenan...525843.article

    The DWP last week stated that mixed-age couples, where one is under and one over pension credit age, will be hit by the bedroom tax when it is rolled into the new universal credit from October if they are currently claiming benefits.

    However the department this week backtracked and said it will ensure existing mixed-age claimants, of which the Chartered Institute of Housing calculates there are 67,000, are fully protected from having to pay the tax. A DWP press officer said its previous statement had been inaccurate. He put this down to ‘crossed wires’ and apologised for being misleading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan View Post
    The Government changed their mind on that;

    http://www.insidehousing.co.uk/tenan...525843.article
    thanks for that cant keep up with all these U turns

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