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Retirement due to ill health

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saim3281
saim3281 Community member Posts: 4 Listener

hi, we have recently had to migrate to UC from tax credits. I now have to take early retirement on medical grounds. I am still in my transition period of 12 months. If my contract has been terminated does my UC end? we were on child tax credit.

Thanks

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,990 Disability Gamechanger
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    The 12 months Transition period you mentioned only applies to those that had more than £16,000 in capital when you migrate from Tax credits.

    Your UC will not end if you finish work. Did you report your health condition and provide a fit note when you claimed UC?

    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.
  • saim3281
    saim3281 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    hi,yes UC are aware of my ill health and I have provided a fit note.

    I fall into the category of more than 16,000 capital.

    I had been told my UC will end. So I’m confused. I did think the 12 months would be protected

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,990 Disability Gamechanger
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    You UC will not end if you stop working. UC is based on earnings received each month. The more earnings the less UC you’re entitled to, the less earnings the more you’re entitled to.

    Do also be aware that if your capital drops below £16,000 in those 12 months and then goes back above it your UC will then end.

    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.
  • saim3281
    saim3281 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    can I ask where you got this information from - I’m not being rude. What you’re saying makes sense. Just wondering as I’ve not had a proper answer from UC

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,990 Disability Gamechanger
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    I’ve been advising people with benefits for several years. I’m not surprised you haven’t had answers from UC because they are not benefits advisors. You can see the regulations for TP and the capital disregard here https://data.parliament.uk/DepositedPapers/Files/DEP2023-0791/109._Move_to_UC-transitional_capital_disregard_V2.0.pdf

    UC is for those that work and those that don’t work.

    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.
  • saim3281
    saim3281 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    thank you so much. 🤗

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