Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


Under guidance from the Electoral Commission and Charity Commission, it's important that Scope remains politically neutral during General Elections.

While we understand that this period will see many passionate discussions and do not want to discourage open discussion, we cannot allow discussions which are purely intended to influence voting.

As ever, please make sure that your comments remain respectful of other people's opinions and keep to our online community house rules.
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ALFIE27
ALFIE27 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
edited May 2018 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hi i have recently applied for UC am I correct in doing so? I work part time for 10hrs a week. My husband has been out of work since February this year.  But has since suffered a stroke. and is now unable to work. He isn't disabled but is unable to work at the present time. I am worried incase I have applied for wrong benefit

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,976 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi,
    If your area is a full Universal Credit are then you this is correct. Do you claim housing benefit also? If so then your housing benefit will also change and become part of the UC payments, called housing element. UC is paid monthly and payments usually take 6 weeks from the time you first apply.
    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.
  • ALFIE27
    ALFIE27 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    I have claimed on the gov web site for my husband and i, but it states you must verify your account and id through another company i opted for The Post Office, well now i am completely confuse???? as just dont know what i am doing.
  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,665 Disability Gamechanger
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    You could try calling the Universal Credit helpline 
    Telephone: 0800 328 5644
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