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Going from joint claim to single claim.

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Superbetty
Superbetty Community member Posts: 453 Pioneering
Hi, my partner probably will have to move out, as we cannot afford to live together, and me as single parent will be in better financial situation. Sad but true. I did read online, but thought I will ask here, too. Anyone went from joint to single claim on UC? The only thing I am worried, I won't have to wait for my money as a single claim, it will just carry on? That is what my understanding is when I read online. I cannot afford to wait, I have no money already, so this would destroy me.

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,016 Disability Gamechanger
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    You will both need to report a change of circumstances and tell them you're no longer with either other. You joint claim will then convert to a single claim. The changes will take affect from the start of the assessment period in which the changes took place. Your assessment period dates and payment dates will remain unchanged.

    If either of you were found to have LCWRA then you should take a copy of the decision letter because this maybe lost when you change to a single claim and you will have it as proof.

    You will of course be entitled to less money as a single person.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Superbetty
    Superbetty Community member Posts: 453 Pioneering
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    Thank you Poppy:-)No, he has just Limited Capability for Work, and I am in the middle of filling up Capability for Work questionnaire. But I will take a copy of his decison letter anyway, just in case, thankyou.
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