‘Plain vanilla’ couples now allowed onto Universal Credit…



but only in 5 districts & 26 other hurdles to claiming still remain…


Here are those ‘plain vanilla’ eligibility criteria.

To be admitted onto the Universal Credit ‘Pathfinder’ scheme:

1.       A claimant has to live in a very limited Pathfinder postcode area and:

2.       Do not own their property

3.       Is not homeless

4.       Do not live in supported accommodation

5.       Update: “Does not live with a partner” removed by regs released on 27th June 2014 (page 15)

6.       Does not have any dependent children

7.       Is not required to pay maintenance for a child by the Child Support Agency

8.       Is a British citizen living in England, Wales or Scotland

9.       Has lived in the UK continuously for the last 2 years

10.     Is aged between 18 and 60 years and 6 months

11.     Has a UK national insurance number

12.     Does not receive and/or receive…

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