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Does my UC get increased when I turn 25?

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MacLeanK
MacLeanK Community member Posts: 11 Listener
edited August 2022 in Universal Credit (UC)
When I first applied for UC and the form to say you are unfit for work and work related activities I read somewhere about the money you receive changes at 25. I can’t remember if it was an increase or decreased amount. I turned 25 in June and there hasn’t been any changes but was just wondering if anyone could help me. Thanks!

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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited August 2022
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    Your standard amount will increase from when you reach age 25 - that should I think apply from the start of the assessment period in which you reached 25 . The allowance should increase from £255.31 to £334.91/month.

    This has nothing to do with the additional LCWRA element - that rate is the same regardless of age.

    If you current statements still show £255.31 then you need to post a query in your journal (as a payment question) reminding them what date you reached 25 and ask them to update your entitlement.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Sue_Alumni
    Sue_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 485 Pioneering
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    Good afternoon @MacLeanK and thank for reaching out to the online community with your query. I am so pleased that joining the community has helped you get an answer.
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