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bevers59

Bevers1959Bevers1959 Member Posts: 56 Connected
Hope you can help in jan had pip removed, along with tax credits 75per wk and housing benefit. as i am on low wage dwp advised to claim uc as i was finding it hard to pay rent ,had to apply in march got this 118 per month ,i have now won appeal phoned tax cred and was told that no back payment ,as i claimed uc , also my housing benefit is included in uc ,i am £300 worse off on uc than working tax credits ,can anyone help

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    I'm afraid you won't be able to claim tax credits again because you claimed UC. The housing element is part of your UC monhtly payment.

    When claiming UC if you have a limited capability for work then you can send in fit/sick notes but to do this you need to be working less than 16 hours per week. How many hours per week do you work?
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • Bevers1959Bevers1959 Member Posts: 56 Connected
    24, just doesnt seem fair ,feel i was forced on uc ,if i had known i would be £75 a week worse off then i would have struggled and waited ,for my pip appeal decision 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    When you reach 25 your money does increase slightly for UC but not much. Sadly some people are worse off when claiming UC.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
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