I did the calculator on the turn to us website and it said that we would be £18 per week better off on universal credit. We are not eligible to move over to universal credit but I wouldn't want to anyway as I have heard too many stories about problems with processing universal credit and the staff at the DWP not knowing what to do on many occasions. Aren't the planned cuts that have been scrapped on tax credits still going ahead with universal credit?
Seaside- is that correct about disability premiums not existing in universal credit or does it depend which rate of disability the person receives? I did the calculation for universal credit and I have a disabled DC (on the highest rate of DLa) and the calculator said we would be £18 per week better off on universal credit (but as I said above I don't want to change because I think UC still has lots of teething problems and other issues).