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Moving from Job Seekers to Universal Credit
edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Benefits & Tax Credits
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A single friend is claiming Job Seekers Allowance and is also receiving Housing Benefit. He is keen on claiming Universal Credit instead. There doesn't seem to be any financial benefit to him in doing so as it seems he will get the same amount of money each month. If he were to make a claim for Universal Credit is there a better date on which to do this ?. He signs every fortnight for his JSA and is paid 4 days later. It has been suggested by the Job Centre that he make his claim for Universal Credit the day after he signs on next. I assume that this is because he will then get his JSA payment 4 days later. However if he does make a Universal Credit the day after he signs will the JSA paid to him be deducted from his Universal Credit?