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Who Can Claim: Special Groups
Universal Credit is a complex benefit and extra rules exist for some claimants - click on the links below for more information.

16 & 17 year olds

Find out which 16 and 17 year olds can claim - ie which extra rules apply.

Couples

Special rules apply to some couples eg where one is absent, or a 'person from abroad'.

People from Abroad

To be eligible for UC a claimant must not be a "person subject to immigration control" and must be "habitually resident" in the UK. 

Students

Most full time students cannot claim UC but there are exceptions, and special rules apply to the claim and to the award calculation.

Prisoners/Remand

Particular rules apply when a claimant goes on remand/ to prison, depending on circumstances. What if someone else is left in the property?

Care Leavers

Special rules apply to care leavers who are 16 and 17 years old - find out what they are!

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