CPAG is considering a challenge to the lower standard allowance within universal credit which is provided to parents aged under 25 as compared with those aged 25 and over.
Under the legacy benefit system, although there was a lower personal allowance for under 25 year olds, that did not apply to any claimant who was a parent (except lone parents aged under 18).
If you have a client who is
- a universal credit claimant is a parent aged under 25 and
- is living in England or Wales and
- is subject to the lower standard allowance (whether single or in a couple and whether working or not) and
- wants to challenge the lower rate of benefit they are receiving, please complete CPAG’s test case referral form.