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    • moomoomama27
    • By moomoomama27 6th Dec 12, 4:04 PM
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    Universal credit start date
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    • 6th Dec 12, 4:04 PM
    Universal credit start date 6th Dec 12 at 4:04 PM
    Forgive me if I'm being stupid, but does anyone know when the Universal Credit will start. Is it April 2013, or later in that year?

    Also what happens if it's phased in over a period of time? Will we renew Child tax credits as usual?

    Thanks in advance
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    • Pedent
    • By Pedent 6th Dec 12, 4:54 PM
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    From page 47 of http://cdn.hm-treasury.gov.uk/as2012_policy_costings.pdf, published yesterday:
    • New claims to UC in place of JSA start from October 2013;
    • New claims to UC in place of TC and IS start from May 2014;
    • New claims to UC in place of ESA and HB start from October 2014;
    • Managed changes start in September 2014, initially for JSA cases, and then the other benefits and tax credits in the same order as new claims.
    • rogerblack
    • By rogerblack 6th Dec 12, 8:20 PM
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    • 6th Dec 12, 8:20 PM
    Those are the proposed timings which are desired by ministers.
    There are increasing noises coming from within the system that these are unlikely to be achievable.
    • p00hsticks
    • By p00hsticks 7th Dec 12, 12:02 AM
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    • 7th Dec 12, 12:02 AM
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    • 7th Dec 12, 12:02 AM
    They are launching it in certain 'pathfinder' areas in April next year

    http://www.dwp.gov.uk/policy/welfare-reform/universal-credit/

    The timetable is then to start new claims nationwide from October
    • sosad1968
    • By sosad1968 7th Dec 12, 6:27 AM
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    • 7th Dec 12, 6:27 AM
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    • 7th Dec 12, 6:27 AM
    • Managed changes start in September 2014, initially for JSA cases, and then the other benefits and tax credits in the same order as new claims.
    Originally posted by Pedent
    So, as someone who gets tax credits, nothing will change for me till at least Sept '14?

    That is much later than I had thought.
    • assj
    • By assj 8th Dec 12, 10:00 AM
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    • 8th Dec 12, 10:00 AM
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    • 8th Dec 12, 10:00 AM
    That's what I don't understand, do we use the same forms, same contact numbers and still call it Tax Credits until our change over date???

  • Horseunderwater
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    • 8th Dec 12, 10:09 AM
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    • 8th Dec 12, 10:09 AM
    Why worry about something that has not yet happened. You will get a letter with new details on as they get around to dealing with and converting the TC into UC. Once you get that, then you will know who to ring/write to won't you.
    • rogerblack
    • By rogerblack 8th Dec 12, 1:43 PM
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    Why worry about something that has not yet happened. You will get a letter with new details on as they get around to dealing with and converting the TC into UC. Once you get that, then you will know who to ring/write to won't you.
    Originally posted by Horseunderwater
    Because it can be important in working out your finances, as it can make a significant financial impact on your life.
    • Icequeen99
    • By Icequeen99 8th Dec 12, 2:30 PM
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    • 8th Dec 12, 2:30 PM
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    • 8th Dec 12, 2:30 PM
    That's what I don't understand, do we use the same forms, same contact numbers and still call it Tax Credits until our change over date???
    Originally posted by assj
    Yes, you stay in tax credits until you are told otherwise.

    IQ
  • brightonman123
    do i claim for DHP (to cover bedroom tax), or wait for dets of what jsa/hb/ctax i need to pay, and claim for under UC?
    Sometimes seen lurking on competitions forum :-)
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