widow aged 50 who has a daughter aged 12 in receipt of war widow pension

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    universal credit:


    a widow of working age with a daughter aged 13 in receipt of a War Widow Pension from the Ministry of Defence  living in rented accomodation   a two bedroom flat in london   can she have universal credit or must she go to work ?

    what are the rules regarding universal credit and widows of Armed Forces Servicemen say the widows are under pensionable age but are in receipt of War Widows Pensions ???

    the pension is enough for them to live but need help for their rent and council tax . Will their rent paid in full like before through the council ?



    suppose   one war widow  aged 56  is working and get around £12.500 a year or thereabouts…….Is she entitled for full benefits including their rent under Universal Credit ?


    What is this Benefit cap ?



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    Hiya, it might be best to give the gingerbread team a ring.


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    Hello Anonymous


    I want to know the corret and concrete answer to my message ….ok let’s start from the first two lines

    I want a yes or no answer.


    what are the rules of UC and young war widows in receipt of a war widows pension?


    That figure of £12.500 is the latest in the budget re tax free……..no tax payable…..What are the basis to qualify for full UC……..What is considered ” low income”


    how much must you be earning in order to qualify for full UC ?

    If you are in receipt of war widow pension and you are 50 or 55….are you entitled to UC or ….you must find a job or what ??

    Are there any exception?

    The sooner Labour get back in and abolish the whole thing…the better.






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    thank you dear for the reply

    I understand…but my mind is not the same these days….i have been on internet all day   googling all sorts of website.

    this tory government dont give a damn about single mothers or lone widows with kids.

    I read a lot of distressing stories on various sites……Gosh is not pleasant reading.


    yes in my case because of my war widow pension   i can just manage…this is for ever but not for my daughter….ok as long as she is a student.

    I read  some people are taking the government to court about uc……..are you aware of this ??

    actually i blame the people themselves…they voted the tory in……..now they are paying for it…..including all the lone female parents.

    do you think labour  will do better ?????

    On UC website….I put widow  aged 55 with young daughter   aged 15  in receipt of war widow pension   …….I dont get anything……gosh you can be 58 single  and they now expect you to go and find a job or  dont give a damn about you…..terrible.

    what to do my dear.

    i hope you are ok Anonymous.

    take care



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    Hi Maria Maria Maria

    Justine the moderator here.  I’ve just read through these threads and I want to confirm that although the information that parents provide on this can be very useful, this community is not an advice forum.  It is there for parents to chat, make connections and share experiences.  Parents can give their opinions and can be a great support to other users.

    You sound like you are looking for specific benefit advice. Anonymous has been very useful with her signposting, but Ramblinjon has also signposted you to our helpline.  They are trained in giving benefit advice and are a very experienced team of workers.  It will take time to get through but they will be able to work with you through your options.  The helpline number is 0808 802 0925.

    I hope that helps, Justine

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    Hi dear Anonymous

    You are wonderful

    Thanks a lot

    I did not know about the transportation help …..This would be very useful indeed.

    I understand they disregard war pensions/widows /ers pensions for UC purposes. but what I cannot understand in this country..say  a woman of 58 lost her husband and has not worked for years….do you mean this woman must now go out and find a job????

    I am from China and have married my British husband who was in the RAF….I just do not know the ropes in this country……Is it the system in this 5th richest country in the world or is it this present Tory government policy to penalise the poor and needy??

    I follow the news and I believe I blame the people themselves for voting for this government . I do not believe the Labour would do such a drastic thing.


    Thank you dear Anonymous.

    tell me about Ginger bread…you just put people together and help each other…..that is great……..is there a place where single mothers of any age meet and chat over a cup of coffee.?


    to you and Justine and others.

    My husband did tell me……If he dies…..to take our daughter and return to China….My war widow pension will follow me….She would not want me to raise our daughter alone in this country of rapes and crimes and knives crime and widespread murders every day.

    I am thinking about it.

    God bless  and thanks again.

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