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    benefits calculator discrepency

    I just need to clarify something I mention in my 'strange letter' thread

    When I use the entitled-to checker it says I will only get about half the amount I currently get IF/WHEN I move onto UC

    I have agonised over this and been so stressed
    but looking at it yet again, and removing my savings from the equation (which is what I thought was causing the discrepancy)
    I think I have worked it out

    the CURRENT statement includes HB/CT/ESA
    whereas the UC statement only includes a HOUSING/CT element

    when I add my ESA to the UC it comes out as almost the same as current amount
    so have I got it right?
    that I will get a similar amount
    and that the HUGE mismatch was because one included ESA and the other didn't?

    Oh goodness I hope that is it
    and hope someone will make sense of what I have written

    thank you

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    Council Tax relief is not included in UC so should be shown seperately, as would any CB ESA.
    Any IR ESA and HB would be migrated into the UC.

    Of course I don't know just what the calculator is showing you, but-

    At the moment they will only show what you would get if making a brand new UC claim.

    With migration from ESA then there will be Transitional Protection to make sure you don't end up with less money.
    It's not yet been finalised and is still subject to discussion and consultation, so the calculators can't include it yet.
    I don't know everything. - But I'm good at searching for, and finding, stuff.

    Migration from ESA to Universal Credit- Click here for information.

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    thank you for your reply
    I am still trying to work out what their figures mean
    will take another look when I can bare to

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