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    Universal Credit has arrived

    In Derbyshire.

    Has anyone actually started this yet and if you have how well is it working?
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    UC is rolled out nationwide now, supposedly.

    Last time I looked though there were 27 conditions you had to satisfy before you could actually claim it.

    Basically you need to be single or a childless couple, fit for work, and satisfy all the other 25 conditions.
    (See the weblink in my post below).

    So if you have a health condition you can't make a new claim for UC and still claim ESA for now.

    We have had a couple of threads from people who were already on UC when they got ill and have been put onto the UC-LCW and UC-LCWRA elements. (The equivalent WRAG & SG respectively).
    But this is the only way you can get these UC elements at the moment.

    UC is only for Income Related claims, Contribution Based claims still claim the old benefits, JSA, ESA, etc.

    I do know a guy who is claiming UC, he hates it being paid monthly.

    As for how well it is working:
    It's a mess, claimants hate it, the Jobcentre staff hate it.
    The only people who like it are the government who will tell you its fully working all round the country, it's all rosy and working well; despite all the evidence that says otherwise.
    Last edited by nukecad; 23-01-16 at 09:25.
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    Ok thanks for that nukecad.
    I thought it was for anyone on any type of benefit.

    Not sure what the housing was on about then.
    Ages ago someone came to daughters and spoke about it.

    Daughter is in the SG.
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    Having had another look around its seems that I was partially wrong there.

    In some areas couples with childern can now claim as well, and in 2 very small areas everyone can claim, as long as they meet those 'Gateway Conditions'.

    I found this great interactive map that shows in which areas UC claims can be made.
    Click on the buttons at the top of the map to change groups.
    The 'Gateway Conditions' are listed on the right.

    UC areas and Gateway conditions.
    https://www.lgbp.co.uk/ucpc/ucpc.html


    Not sure what the housing was on about then.
    Ages ago someone came to daughters and spoke about it.
    THEY don't understand it properly yet, they are just trotting out what they have been told in 'training', usually be trainers who don't understand it properly yet.
    Nobody understands it fully.
    As I said above its a mess.
    Last edited by nukecad; 23-01-16 at 09:24.
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    According to Rightsnet less than 210,000 people have claimed Universal Credit. This is after about 4 years. With millions more claimants still to be transferred over from legacy benefits not to mention future new claimants it does make you wonder if it will ever happen?

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    Oh, it will happen.

    They've spent too long lying about how fantastic UC is and how well it's going to back down anytime soon.
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