Overlapping entitlement with pension age benefits
The rules relating to overlapping entitlement of pension age benefits and universal credit when mixed-age couples form and when a claimant reaches state pension age are set out in the Universal Credit (Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2014 (SI.No.1230/2014).
NB: See below for equivalent legislation in Northern Ireland.
Overlapping entitlement to pension age benefits in first assessment period
Makes provision for overlapping entitlement to pension age benefits and universal credit in the first assessment period after a newly formed mixed-age couple’s entitlement begins and in the last assessment period when a claimant reaches state pension age.
In Northern Ireland, the Universal Credit (Transitional Provisions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 (SR.No.226/2016) (as amended by SR.No.119/2020) include provisions relating to run-ons of pension age benefits for newly formed mixed-age couples that are equivalent to those made in Great Britain.
We’re not aware of any guidance relating to this issue.
Case law provides further interpretation of the legislation and establishes legal precedent.
We’re not aware of any case law relating to this issue.