Universal credit what will I still get while waiting?

Hi, I am going to be changing over to universal credit within the next month. So I can prepare myself for it could someone please tell me what money I will still get while waiting for the 1st payment, I claim:

carers allowance
Dla for my child
Income support
Child tax
Child benefit

During the 6 weeks (Is it still 6 weeks?) Will all the above payments stop?

Thank you

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  • poppy12345poppy12345 Forumite
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    Ollymum wrote: »
    Hi, I am going to be changing over to universal credit within the next month. So I can prepare myself for it could someone please tell me what money I will still get while waiting for the 1st payment, I claim:

    carers allowance
    Dla for my child
    Income support
    Child tax
    Child benefit

    During the 6 weeks (Is it still 6 weeks?) Will all the above payments stop?

    Thank you
    What's the reason for your move to UC?
  • Due to me making a new claim for housing benefit x
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    edited 29 November 2018 at 7:23AM
    As soon as UC is started, a stop notice will be sent to income support and child tax credits. So any payments due for these will be stopped from going out.

    The other benefits you list are not affected and will continue.

    Please note that Carers allowance is deducted from your UC award. You can claim an additional Carers Element on UC, if you care for your child for 35 hours or more per week. There will be a question about this on the online UC form you complete.

    On UC, once you have gone to the Job Centre and the claim is verified, you can ask for an advance payment, so you are not waiting 6 weeks for money. The advance is then paid back as a deduction from future UC monthly statements.
    The comments I post are personal opinion. Always refer to official information sources before relying on internet forums. If you have a problem with any organisation, enter into their official complaints process at the earliest opportunity, as sometimes complaints have to be started within a certain time frame.
  • poppy12345poppy12345 Forumite
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    You will also need to take your tenancy agreement to your local Job centre, otherwise you won't be paid the housing element of UC.
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    poppy12345 wrote: »
    You will also need to take your tenancy agreement to your local Job centre, otherwise you won't be paid the housing element of UC.

    Only private rented sector housing is verified at the Job Centre.

    If it is social rented sector e.g. Housing association, then the UC service centre verify housing directly with the Housing association. It is important that accurate information is provided, otherwise there may be a delay in housing being paid.
    The comments I post are personal opinion. Always refer to official information sources before relying on internet forums. If you have a problem with any organisation, enter into their official complaints process at the earliest opportunity, as sometimes complaints have to be started within a certain time frame.
  • Thanks for your reply.

    In simple terms, are you saying I will still receive carers allowance and dla payment while waiting for UC to sort it's self out?

    Also, I'm struggling to understand the whole 'carers allowance will be deducted for UC' please could you elaborate on this. Thank you
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    You continue to receive CA and DLA.

    When you receive your first UC statement, it should show a deduction under 'other benefits' for the CA amount.

    CA counts as a form of income to you and this why it is deducted from UC payment.
    The comments I post are personal opinion. Always refer to official information sources before relying on internet forums. If you have a problem with any organisation, enter into their official complaints process at the earliest opportunity, as sometimes complaints have to be started within a certain time frame.
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    Ollymum wrote: »

    Also, I'm struggling to understand the whole 'carers allowance will be deducted for UC' please could you elaborate on this. Thank you
    It's the same as IS and CA. The CA is deducted from your IS and a carers premium is added. CA then pay you the CA amount.



    The same applies to UC, it's deducted from this and they add a carers element of £156 per week. CA then pay you.
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