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Hi, my name is Lynnecresswell!

Lynnecresswell
Lynnecresswell Member Posts: 3 Listener
Is anyone else having to claim universal credit instead of housing benefit? 

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  • Pippa_Alumni
    Pippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,793 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Lynnecresswell, welcome to the community!

    I've moved your post to the Universal Credit category so you'll be able to connect with those who may be in similar positions. You can also see past discussions in this category here. Hope that helps!
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,212 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi Lynnecreswell and welcome

    Can you let us know how this has come about ? is it a new claim for HB ?
    Have you moved into a full UC area ?
    HB is one of the benefits that is encompassed within UC

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Lynnecresswell
    Lynnecresswell Member Posts: 3 Listener
    This is a new claim for UC. I am on EESA and have just been awarded PIP. I split with my husband and moved into rented accomodation. I had too much in my savings before hand to claim HB. Now my savings have reduced I need to claim HB but just a few weeks ago my area swithched to UC.  As I know very little about UC, are there any pointers I should know before I start down the application road?
  • Pippa_Alumni
    Pippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,793 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Lynnecresswell, Scope have some guidance on Universal Credit that you may find useful: you can read it here.

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