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    • jennifer201386
    • By jennifer201386 8th Feb 18, 9:48 PM
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    Would a change in job and income trigger UC?
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    • 8th Feb 18, 9:48 PM
    Would a change in job and income trigger UC? 8th Feb 18 at 9:48 PM
    Hello
    Thanks in advance for any advise

    Just wondered if I lived in an area which was fully using universal credit and I’m receiving tax credits, hoping to be moved to UC as a managed migration and receive the transitional top up amount
    What happens if I change jobs and income was less, would that constitute an automatic trigger to UC as a natural migrant ?
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    • venison
    • By venison 8th Feb 18, 10:27 PM
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    It could be 2 or 3 years before "managed"migrations happen. I suppose the question is are you changing jobs?
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    • markharding557
    • By markharding557 9th Feb 18, 10:31 PM
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    Would a change in job and income trigger UC?
    In those areas where UC is fully activated this would be so.
    I think it would be a significant change like job or household status which would trigger this.
    • Icequeen99
    • By Icequeen99 10th Feb 18, 12:32 PM
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    In those areas where UC is fully activated this would be so.
    I think it would be a significant change like job or household status which would trigger this.
    Originally posted by markharding557
    Not quite - it depends on the circumstances.

    If the income change was significant that it meant the OP had to claim another benefit such as housing benefit then that would lead to a move to UC.

    If the gap between the jobs was more than 7 days then that would also end the WTC claim and mean a claim for UC instead.

    IQ
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