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Can you claim Universal Credit 16?

You may be able to claim Universal Credit when you are 16 or 17 years old if: You do not have parental support and you are not under the care of a local authority.

What age can I claim job seekers allowance?

You can claim new style JSA if: you’ve worked and paid Class 1 National Insurance in the last 2 to 3 years. you’re 18 or over and under State Pension age.

What can I claim at 17?

If you’re aged 16-17, you may be able to claim certain benefits or tax credits if you are on a low income, looking for work, sick, disabled, expecting a baby, bringing up children or caring for another adult.

How old do you have to be to claim job seekers allowance?


Can my son claim Universal Credit?

You will usually only be able to claim Universal Credit if you are aged 18 or over, but some people aged 16 or 17 can get it, depending on their circumstances. And you usually won’t be able to claim Universal Credit if you’re in full-time education or training, but people with certain circumstances can still apply.

At what age can you claim Universal Credit?

18 or over

What age can you claim Universal Credit?

Can I be a stay at home mum and claim universal credit?

Under Universal Credit you cannot be sanctioned for leaving a job if, at the time of leaving the job, you were the responsible carer for a child aged under 3. Remember that when you stop meeting the conditions for Income Support, you may have to claim Jobseeker’s Allowance or Universal Credit.

How much is universal credit for single mothers?

£257.33 per month for single claimants under 25. £324.84 per month for single claimants aged 25 or over. £403.93 per month for joint claimants both under 25. £509.91 per month for joint claimants with either aged 25 or over.

How many hours do single parents have to work?

You will be expected to work a maximum of 25 hours a week (or spend 25 hours a week looking for work). This might include some training and work-focused interviews.

What age does your child have to be before you have to look for work?

If your child is aged between school age and 13, you will be placed in the ‘all work-related requirements’ group. You will be expected to look for work and to be available to take up a job if one is offered to you.

How many hours do you have to work to get universal credit?

No minimum hours of work: there are no minimum hours of work to claim Universal Credit, (as opposed to the Tax Credits system), however you are expected to try to earn at least the equivalent of 35 hours a week at the minimum wage (unless you are the primary carer for a child aged under 5, a disabled worker or a carer) …

Can I work and claim universal credit?

You can work as many hours as you like when you’re on Universal Credit. There are no limits as there are with existing benefits such as Income Support or Working Tax Credits. If you’re in paid work you might be entitled to a work allowance.

What do they ask you in a Universal Credit interview?

Your interview is with your ‘work coach’ – this is the person you’ll meet regularly as part of your claim. At the interview they’ll check your details and ask you to agree your ‘claimant commitment’ – this sets out what tasks you’ll do regularly to get Universal Credit.