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UC CHANGE

letmein

letmein

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had a £500 advance from UC today.. so I paid rent, gas/electric & put £50 to one side for a food shop.

not as harsh as I was told..
 
Tawny

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That's a relief. It sounds like it was easy to apply online, and they called you back quickly, and you got your advance quickly too. Was it a letter that came out of the blue, telling you esa was ending and you would have to claim uc?
 
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my rent is around 100 a week so a advance of 500 for 4 weeks there will only be 100, put 30 on the elecy last week and 30 on the gas expecting it to last at the most 2 weeks
 
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hI GUYS..

i have had to chage over due to a change in circumstances.. out of my control. so I was forced onto UC I had to move over.

The online process was easy enough, they called me after two days and saw me after 8. The payment took less than 20 minutes ot hit my account.

I paid 4 weeks rent, 100 off scotish power and I put 40£ on another bill..... I used 50 £ for food.... I gave £5 to the homeless and I have £50 left for my pocket.


I'm not an expect but if anyone need helps just ask, also be aware you are if single better off on UC than ESA, your esa group migrates over to UC 99% of the time. I was worried sick but its goe ok for now.
 
Tawny

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I am single and on ESA but will be changing over next year. It is a shame i have to apply for UC and they won't just move me over. I hopefully will get it as a support group UC, if that exists, and not a work group or JCA type UC. At least it will all have the same name so not so frightening. All UC. Good that it works fast and easy.

The paid in arrears part is a worry but apparently that will sort itself out. Housing benefit is paid in arrears to the council, but UC i think is paid later. I will try not to worry as being a council tennant, hopefully they would be more likely to understand a change like this.
 
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i think i lose the sda money paid if you've got a disability and live alone and can't help thinking living alone with a disability i need it, guess if worse comes i can go into a home that may cost them 10 times as much but it'll still be economical for them if they get 10 people to disapear from the system
 
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I could never get the SD part as i was not on income related ESA. That was so much more money. People in the past on incapacity and DLA got so much more money than i have, and in the future we will all be on even less. Politicians say those who cannot work will have decent money but they don't mention how much that has reduced since ESA was introduced. PIP also saw many people losing money, the lower rate was erased and many people lost that income.
 
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