Housing Systems: Combating poverty and sustaining tenancies.

Monthly Quiz: March 2020

This month it's all about Mixed Age Couples and UC........

Ruth and Andy have had to make a claim for UC to help them pay their rent because Andy has just been laid off. Ruth is 68 and Andy is 62.

Their only income is Andy's New-Style JSA, Ruth's State Pension and her PIP - she gets daily living and mobility both at the enhanced rate.


If Ruth provides the DWP with a 'fit note' then they can have a Limited Capability for Work Related Activity (LCWRA) Element included in their UC award (after the 'relevant period') without the need for Ruth to undergo a Work Capability Assessment - making them £354.28 a month better off!

Find your answer here

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