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does anyone have any experience of universal credit?

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itshappenedagain Wed 20-Jul-16 13:31:37

I'm in the unfortunate position if having to apply for universal credit...I thought it would be job seekers, but was informed otherwise today.
I have two children and no savings to fall back on.
I have a new job staring on September 1st but I have been working for an agency so no holiday pay or pay over summer teaching agency
I'm really worried that I won't manage after being benefit and debt free for years. Is it as bad as I'm thinking? All advice great fully received!

listsandbudgets Thu 21-Jul-16 07:31:47

The CAB have got quite a bit of advice about it including a calculator to give you a rough indication of what you should be able to claim. Remember it has to include your rent as well.

Good luck, I hope things work out for you.

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