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I'm worried about being migrated to UC

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wazza57
wazza57 Community member Posts: 16 Connected
May i ask you please,
Im currently on esa suport group,and pip...ill have to be migrated to Universal credit in the near futchure im a bit worid as i struggle to understand how it all works.

Im in reciete of houseing benifit and rejuced coucil tax i pay my water rates to my council ie my landlords.

When i get migrated over to UC do i need to ask for the protection element so i dont loose money 

Do i have to claim housing benifit again?

Do i have to re apply for redution in my council tax? 

And do i still pay my water rates to my council still or will i be made to pay the money to the waterboard instead.

Sorry to ask but its best to be well prepared so i dont make a mistake at the syart of my claim thankyou
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,077 Disability Gamechanger
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    Eventually, you will be invited to apply for UC and you'll need to do this within a specific timescale.
    If you're still in the Support Group when you apply then you'll be entitled to the LCWRA element from the start. Your UC will also include the standard element and housing element. (for help with the rent)
    There will be a transitional payment in place to make sure you won't be any worse off than you are now.
    Council tax reduction isn't part of UC so that needs to be claimed from your local Authority.
    For your water rates then you will need to speak to your local Authority regarding this.
    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.
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited April 2022
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    wazza57 said:
    ..ill have to be migrated to Universal credit in the near futchure i
    If you mean as a result of the 'managed migration' process which will end all existing claims, then you will eventually be contacted by DWP and told that your existing means tested benefits will end and you will be invited to apply for UC. Provided you apply within the time limit set automatic transitional protection should automatically be applied such that you get at least the same amount of money as before at the time your UC claim starts.

    You will not have to reapply for CTR - it will simply continue.

    The government target is to complete this process by the end of 2024. Whether this is realistic is debatable and the Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) has highlighted the risk that DWP messes it up if they tackle too much at once.
    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/the-universal-credit-transitional-provisions-regulations-2022
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
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