The Government is changing how couples benefits can be claimed. This may have a detrimental effect on you and your partner. From 15 May 2019, couples where one person is OVER State Pension age while the other is UNDER that age won’t be able to choose whether they claim Universal Credit or Pension Credit and pension-age Housing Benefit. Instead, BOTH people will need to reach State Pension age before they can claim Pension Credit or Housing Benefit. Some couples could lose up to £7,000 a year, and a few could lose even more. However, if you are already claiming either of these benefits then they shouldn’t change.
More information available @ www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/money-legal/benefits-entitlements/couples-benefits/