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woodbine
woodbine Community member Posts: 11,658 Disability Gamechanger
Remember that in a weeks time almost all benefits will increase by 6.7% and the state pension by 8.5%.
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  • Kimmy87
    Kimmy87 Community member Posts: 316 Pioneering
    edited April 1
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    Depending on assessment periods it might be a few months before UC payments go up...
    I still get 12 payments at the new rate but don't see any increase in monetary terms until 2 June payment.
    My assessment period runs from 24th to 25th the following month. So for me new rate doesn't apply until AP ending 25th May.
    Thankfully ESA is paid fortnightly so part of my income will increase this month! 
  • Ralph
    Ralph Community member Posts: 91 Pioneering
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    If you’re renting the housing allowance may go up. It has been frozen for a few years.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,281 Disability Gamechanger
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    Kimmy87 said:
    Depending on assessment periods it might be a few months before UC payments go up...
    I still get 12 payments at the new rate but don't see any increase in monetary terms until 2 June payment.
    My assessment period runs from 24th to 25th the following month. So for me new rate doesn't apply until AP ending 25th May.
    Thankfully ESA is paid fortnightly so part of my income will increase this month! 
    Yes, for those claiming UC the first increase will be for those with assessment periods that start on or after 8th April. My daughters AP is 18th to 17th of every month so her increase will be in her payment on 24th May. 

    Although your ESA will increase first, as it's deducted in full from your UC there will be no overall financial gain until your UC increases. 
    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.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,281 Disability Gamechanger
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    Ralph said:
    If you’re renting the housing allowance may go up. It has been frozen for a few years.
    Those that are affected by the benefit cap will not see any increase in their housing benefit/element because the benefit cap is not being increased. 
    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.
  • noman
    noman Community member Posts: 562 Pioneering
    edited April 1
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    My AP is 23rd to 22nd with payment on the 29th,will this consist of part old rate and part new this month?
  • bobby123
    bobby123 Community member Posts: 188 Courageous
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    Kimmy87 said:
    Depending on assessment periods it might be a few months before UC payments go up...
    I still get 12 payments at the new rate but don't see any increase in monetary terms until 2 June payment.
    My assessment period runs from 24th to 25th the following month. So for me new rate doesn't apply until AP ending 25th May.
    Thankfully ESA is paid fortnightly so part of my income will increase this month! 
    Never understood this

    What's the point of claiming both UC and ESA if ESA is deducted in full from uc
  • Kimmy87
    Kimmy87 Community member Posts: 316 Pioneering
    edited April 1
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    noman said:
    My AP is 23rd to 22nd with payment on the 29th,will this consist of part old rate and part new this month?
    Unfortunately UC doesn't work like that with benefit increases. 
    This month you will be paid at the current rate. 
    Next month you will see the increase so your payment on 29th May.

     
    Kimmy87 said:
    Depending on assessment periods it might be a few months before UC payments go up...
    I still get 12 payments at the new rate but don't see any increase in monetary terms until 2 June payment.
    My assessment period runs from 24th to 25th the following month. So for me new rate doesn't apply until AP ending 25th May.
    Thankfully ESA is paid fortnightly so part of my income will increase this month! 

    bobby123 said:
    Never understood this
    What's the point of claiming both UC and ESA if ESA is deducted in full from uc
    UC is means tested and affected by savings, ESA isn't.
    So if a financial circumstance took you off UC, ESA would still be paid and if later financial means meant that you were to reclaim UC, LCWRA (assuming ESA Support Group) would apply to the claim automatically at the beginning - no waiting period or additional WCA.
    ESA is also paid fortnightly. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,281 Disability Gamechanger
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    bobby123 said:
    Kimmy87 said:
    Depending on assessment periods it might be a few months before UC payments go up...
    I still get 12 payments at the new rate but don't see any increase in monetary terms until 2 June payment.
    My assessment period runs from 24th to 25th the following month. So for me new rate doesn't apply until AP ending 25th May.
    Thankfully ESA is paid fortnightly so part of my income will increase this month! 
    Never understood this

    What's the point of claiming both UC and ESA if ESA is deducted in full from uc
    There’s a lot of points to claiming it. No one can predict what may happen in the future.
    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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