Moving to UC from WTC as lost job
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Hello, my daughter ( and her son) live with me. She has been working but her fixed term contract expired yesterday and wasn't renewed due to COVID. She has been receiving WTC but I understand that her claim will stop as she is no longer working. I can see that there is a 4 week run-on after your claim for WTC ends - but does that me she cannot claim UC until 4 weeks from today ? The amount she will get from UC is much bigger than her current WTC claim ( as she isn't now working and she only received a small amount of WTC as had quite a well paid part time job). She would be better off claiming UC straight away rather than having the WTC 4 week run on - but I'm not sure if she is allowed to claim straight away. I would be very grateful if anyone knows. She is looking for a new job but its not easy with a small child, school hours etc in the current climate. Thank you.