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ESA and new universal migration query

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verityc
verityc Community member Posts: 25 Listener
Hi. I'm confused and worried. Just read that everyone on most benefits are changing to universal credit this year. They say they give you 2 weeks pay up front but is it true you have to go 5 weeks min without any while they change you over? Also does the rent paid straight to them stop? Please help if anyone knows anything!

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,122 Disability Gamechanger
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    This year? Not unless you’re also claiming Tax Credits. 

    If it’s Income Related ESA you’re claiming then you won’t be migrated across to UC until at least 2028, unless you’re also claiming Tax credits. 

    Of course if a change of circumstances prompts a move across then you will need to claim it. 
    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.
  • verityc
    verityc Community member Posts: 25 Listener
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    This year? Not unless you’re also claiming Tax Credits. 

    If it’s Income Related ESA you’re claiming then you won’t be migrated across to UC until at least 2028, unless you’re also claiming Tax credits. 

    Of course if a change of circumstances prompts a move across then you will need to claim it. 
    Thankyou poppy. No I'm on the income based ESA. Was panicking when I read that! Your such a star!!
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,122 Disability Gamechanger
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    You’re welcome ☺️ 
    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.

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