Closing Universal Credit Account, good idea?
Had my first meeting with Jobcentre Coach regarding my claim switching from tax credits to Universal credits (it was only about £106/month) and she calculated that I'd get nothing. Roughly if you earn more than around £550/ month you get nothing. I asked her bluntly if she recommended not bothering making the claim and she said to close the claim.
But was this wise?
I have to fil it in every month - incoming and outgoings (bit of hassle as there are rules) but think I'd still have been eligible for free prescriptions and the cost of living electricity payment this spring Regarding any money- I probably wouldn't work only if I was injured but she said in that case you claim the new style employment allowance which is better than UC. I'm getting £900 PAYE at moment and some self employed when not injured but the PAYE could easily end. Have I done the right thing or is it easy to start a new claim?
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