No work-related requirements

The rules specific to pension age members of mixed-age couples and work-related requirements are included in the Universal Credit Regulations 2013 (SI.No.376/2013).

NB: See below for equivalent legislation in Northern Ireland.

Work-related requirements

Regulation 89 of SI.No.376/2013

Includes provision excepting claimants of pension age from being subject to work-related requirements.

In Northern Ireland, SR.No.216/2016 makes provisions that are largely equivalent to those in Great Britain.

Further explanation of the legislation is set out in guidance. Please note, however, guidance is not binding and cannot override the legislation.

Advice for decision making

Chapter J2

Provides guidance on claimants who are subject to no work-related requirements, including those who are pension age.

Case law​ provides further interpretation of the legislation and establishes legal precedent.

We’re not aware of any case law relating to this issue.