09 Mar 2015

A question about : How will claimants receving child tax credits be affected by universal credit?

Hi folks,

Just wondering if anyone knows how universal credit will affect someone receiving child tax credits (with the higher rate for a disabled) child, and what transitional protection, if any is built in?

Also as regards any transitional protection, what would count as a change of circumstances that would end the transitional payments? For example would it be considered a change of circumstances to end transitional protection if someone is the household was assessed as not longer entitled to ESA or DLA (PIP) or a lower assessment on those benefits?

I do undetstand that tax credits will end for those migrated to universal credit but I am confused about how the transitional protection works as regareds anyone presently on PIP or ESA (should those benefits be stopped) and would be grateful if anyone knows?


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