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Will I be moved to Universal Credit for any of these?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Benefits & Tax Credits
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Benefits & Tax Credits
I am currently on child/ working tax credit.
Will I be moved to Universal tax credit if I get new baby?

We are a family of 4 (2 parents and 2 children)

I am also expecting a salary increase this year.
Will that trigger the universal credit!
If both happened in the same time, will that trigger?
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  • calcotticalcotti Forumite
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    No, no and no. You simply need to keep HMRC informed.
    Note that you will not get any additional money in your tax credits for your new child.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Some rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • vb3dvb3d Forumite
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    calcotti wrote: »
    Note that you will not get any additional money in your tax credits for your new child.

    Does this mean if my new salary reach the threshold for two kids, it will stop despite having a new kid?
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    vb3d wrote: »
    Does this mean if my new salary reach the threshold for two kids, it will stop despite having a new kid?

    Yes, benefits now only pay for 2 children. If you stopped working you'd still only get money for 2.
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  • vb3dvb3d Forumite
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    _shel wrote: »
    Yes, benefits now only pay for 2 children. If you stopped working you'd still only get money for 2.

    What if we started living in two separate houses, one have one child and the other have two, can we still be considered two separate families but married parents or we have to be divorced for them to accept two applications?
  • calcotticalcotti Forumite
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    In respect of benefits an additional child will mean that you can claim child benefit for that child and if you were getting housing benefit would be entitled to an additional bedroom but for all other benefits no additional support will be given for a third child.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Some rules may be different in other parts of UK.
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    vb3d wrote: »
    What if we started living in two separate houses, one have one child and the other have two, can we still be considered two separate families but married parents or we have to be divorced for them to accept two applications?

    �� living apart In order to claim benefits is fraudulent
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  • vb3dvb3d Forumite
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    calcotti wrote: »
    In respect of benefits an additional child will mean that you can claim child benefit for that child and if you were getting housing benefit would be entitled to an additional bedroom but for all other benefits no additional support will be given for a third child.

    This means the working/child tax credit will not increase with third child.
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    vb3d wrote: »
    This means the working/child tax credit will not increase with third child.

    No, it won't.
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  • vb3dvb3d Forumite
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    _shel wrote: »
    �� living apart In order to claim benefits is fraudulent

    I thought that feels wrong, thanks.
  • MarkN88MarkN88 Forumite
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    I can’t believe you even suggested it to yourself! Trying to come up with ways to defraud, totally wrong!
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