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Gov's WTC increase- via Coronas Virus update

edited 23 March at 2:56PM in Disability Money Matters
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edited 23 March at 2:56PM in Disability Money Matters
Posted this via Disability thread as I have m.s.
Just noticed this generous increase on Gov site which could be useful.
 From 6 April we are increasing the standard allowance in Universal Credit and the basic element in Working Tax Credit for 1 year. Both will increase by £20 per week on top of planned annual uprating. This will apply to all new and existing Universal Credit claimants and to existing Working Tax Credit claimants.

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    Yes its a £1000 a year top up, as i understand it payments will start on May 12th (5 weeks after 6th April)
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    edited 28 March at 2:25PM
    Thanks @venison, that's useful info, I had thought payments started from early April, though if it's May it is still very useful indeed
    for 12 months.
    Have I just found additional sum to add to my HL Fund.
    Edited if wtc increase does go ahead as planned, then it could be possible to reduce debt a few months, in addition to HL fund increase.
    sc dmp 2012 13k Dec 2019 11140 paid 80% approx.-Next Update Early Jan 2021
    Mid 2018 Help2save 50 uk pounds per month-New Rules 2020
    Mid 2019/20-Virgin Money e-saver 14.
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