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    • A_Couple_In_Love
    • By A_Couple_In_Love 5th Sep 17, 9:08 PM
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    Moving from UC to Work
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    • 5th Sep 17, 9:08 PM
    Moving from UC to Work 5th Sep 17 at 9:08 PM
    Myself and partner are both on a joint claim claiming Universal Credits. Within the Universal Credits we claim the Housing Benefit too.

    My partner has just started a job yesterday full time 40 hours, £17,300 per year. We ran a online benefit check and we're entitled to around £30 housing benefit a month.

    We already contacted Universal Credits to notify them regarding the job, but where do we go from here? Do we have to submit a new claim for just Housing Benefit, or will Universal Credits do all of this for us, and give us the new allowance?
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    • A_Couple_In_Love
    • By A_Couple_In_Love 5th Sep 17, 9:29 PM
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    • 5th Sep 17, 9:29 PM
    It may not be Housing Benefit we are entitled it could be Working Tax Credits if that helps. We really don't know what to do .
    • Alice Holt
    • By Alice Holt 5th Sep 17, 9:36 PM
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    • 5th Sep 17, 9:36 PM
    You stay on UC.

    UC should receive monthly salary information from your partner's employer, and use this to calculate any UC (including the housing element) due that month.
    https://www.turn2us.org.uk/Benefit-guides/Universal-Credit/How-much-Universal-Credit-will-I-get
    https://www.entitledto.co.uk/help/Calculating-Universal-Credit
    http://revenuebenefits.org.uk/universal-credit/guidance/entitlement-to-uc/calculating-universal-credit/

    If you in receipt of Council Tax reduction, you will need to notify your council separately. It is not included in UC, but administered by your LA.
    Last edited by Alice Holt; 05-09-2017 at 9:41 PM.
    • A_Couple_In_Love
    • By A_Couple_In_Love 5th Sep 17, 10:03 PM
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    • 5th Sep 17, 10:03 PM
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    • 5th Sep 17, 10:03 PM
    What about Working Tax Credits? According to the calculator we may be entitled to it, would we need to apply for this separately or should we just leave it to Universal Credits to recalculate things?
    • datec66
    • By datec66 5th Sep 17, 10:15 PM
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    • 5th Sep 17, 10:15 PM
    You can.t claim Wtc. Uc has wtc built into it and your partners wage will taper your Uc entitlement by 63%, after any work allowance is ignored if applicable to u both. Uc will also inform your LA of your monthly entitlements (provided you have told uc you are claiming council tax reduction). Otherwise they wont and u need to inform the council.
    • A_Couple_In_Love
    • By A_Couple_In_Love 6th Sep 17, 6:49 PM
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    • 6th Sep 17, 6:49 PM
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    • 6th Sep 17, 6:49 PM
    Thanks for the replies.

    Does anyone know when our last universal credit payment will be?

    We got a Universal Credit payment today (6th of every month), but my partner doesn't get their wage until the last day of this month.
    • theronstar
    • By theronstar 9th Sep 17, 5:42 PM
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    • 9th Sep 17, 5:42 PM
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    • 9th Sep 17, 5:42 PM
    Your Universal Credit payment will always be on the same day of the month.

    If your husband earns more than Universal Credit would pay you, your claim will be closed.

    Otherwise you will continue to receive any element of Universal Credit you are entitled to.
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