Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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Dee43
Dee43 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
I am just looking for some advice. I am a single parent with three children. One of which was born after the 6th of April 2017. I currently receive benefit help for my other two children. My oldest daughter will be 18 in September. She is currently in college, in full time education so my benefits remained the same for her after leaving school. She is now due to leave college in mid June. I wonder what affect this has on my UC? I will lose the child element for her but I wondered if they would then add my youngest to the claim once my oldest is removed. I’m just trying to make sure I have all the information before this happens in June so that I am prepared as best I can be. I work 16 hours a week. I’m obviously worried as I think this will be quite a reduction when the times comes with losing her child benefit also. Is anyone able to confirm if my youngest would be added to the claim or if it will just be the child element for one child that I would receive?  I am worried as it may be that my daughter won’t find a job right away and could be sometime before she does. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you 🙏🏼

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