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JSA change of address, will it move us to universal credit

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Hello Everyone

 

I am currently on a joint claim for jobseekers allowance my and my partner are going to be moving only a few doors down the jobcentre coach says that we have to claim universal credit if we do move.

 

I don't trust them and think they are not telling the truth we would rather settle in first. can anyone tell me if they are telling the truth?

 

I found a document that's called (What-triggers-a-claim-for-Universal-Credit) and it looks like we don't but still unsure

 

Thank you for any advice

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If there is any change to housing benefit claim, then yes a move to UC will be required.

 

if there is no housing benefits claim, then can stay on JSA.

 

Other triggers are contained in this link.

 

https://www.entitledto.co.uk/help/changes_that_trigger_Universal_Credit


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Thank you for taking the time to reply. The only thing that would change is the house number. the postcode is the same its the same type of house in the same street 

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Do you claim housing benefit ?

 

If so, the change is likely to trigger a need to move to UC.  But speak to the Councils housing benefit team about this.

 

 


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Depends on a few factors but from UBs entitled to link 

 

already claim Housing Benefit and you move within the same local authority have a choice - remain on adjusted Housing Benefit or claim Universal Credit if you will be better off

 

 

So talk to your Local Authority. - generally as long as a claim exists a change of circumstances  should be fine and the existing claim continues. 

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Thanks for the replies people I spoke to the council and they said we should not be put on universal credit but the job coach said we would be. the coach tends to not tell you the truth looks like I will have to find the dwp internal guidance and prove him wrong he will probably be trying to reach more targets 

 

Thanks again for replies people  

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So just refer them to the website information linked to earlier in this thread and  tell them what the council have said. Any issues, ask to speak to the duty manager at the Job Centre.

 

i suspect Job Centre under pressure to remove people from JSA and get them claiming UC. 

 

 


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On 18/05/2019 at 13:57, unclebulgaria67 said:

So just refer them to the website information linked to earlier in this thread and  tell them what the council have said. Any issues, ask to speak to the duty manager at the Job Centre.

 

i suspect Job Centre under pressure to remove people from JSA and get them claiming UC. 

 

 

 

The technical term is they haven't got a Scooby!

 

Although there's a bit of speculation that your final point might be very close to the truth! There has only been one rouge JCP area trying it on before being called out (top down management direction)...... but lack of staff training is rampant and far more likely rather than direct malice.

 

 Glad things worked out for you superg 😀 

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The other possibility is being part of this 10,000 pilot trial, but you should have had a letter about this, if this was the case.

 

 


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