Confused

MY2GIRLS

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Sep 26, 2019
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l am looking after my disabled husband and working part time however are looking at stopping work and caring for him full time . We receive housing benefit in his name plus child benefit and working tax credits in my name . If l claim UC would that take the housing benefit from him onto UC ? Also what problems could l face doing this ?
 

admin

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Jun 22, 2019
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If your housing benefit claim was to stop or be amended it will be moved over to universal credit. I recommend you make a joint claim. The only issue is it can take a few weeks to get your first payment from UC, i'm not sure if they have managed to reduce the first payment time but the last i heard it was six weeks.

Make sure your ready before you make the new claim, like i said you could be waiting a few weeks with no benefits coming in.