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Universal Credit: changed benefits due to family circumstances, losing out on 5 months of tax credit
Has anyone else had any problems with Universal Credits? I’ve recently had to change my benefits because of family circumstances, I have a son with learning difficulties and my daughter is 19 and a full time student. When I phoned the DWP for advice I was told I had to change to Universal Credits and now I’m £200 a month worse off ! They’ve now told me that they’ve changed the way I would have got tax credits for my daughter, where as previously I would have got them until she turned 20 now they’ve changed it to it stopping the first August after her 19th birthday. So I’m now losing out on 5 months of tax credits and there is no right to appeal the decision!