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Hello, my name is Ben, I am a qualified lawyer and I will be assisting you with your question today.
What do you specifically want to know about this, please?
Thank you. Your entitlement to UC depends on your personal circumstances and a number of factors which have not been mentioned in your original question.
You can check the eligibility criteria here:
What you can also do is go thro0ugh a benefits calculator like this one:
You will be asked all relevant questions and then at the end you will be told if you are eligible for any benefits, including UC.
This is the best way to try and work out if you are eligible.
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No Problem. As the Universal Credit system is still very young a lot of people (including the professionals) are having difficulty understanding it. There are many different elements to UC and you may not even be aware of some of them. However, what I would suggest to put you in the best possible postion would be to visit your local Citizens Advice Bureau.
They have appointed benefits advisers who are experts in this matter. If you go to them with all your documents then they will be able to assess the situation for you. The Citizens Advice also have programme called QBC this will allow them to input all of your information and do an assessment on your individual situation without having to contact the DWP. This QBC system will also be able to highlight and identify any benefits you may be entitled to but are not qualifying at the moment. If you application is rejected then the CSA can help you with any mandatory reconsideration as well as potentially provide you with representation at a benefits tribunal should this become necessary.
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You are very welcome, best of luck with things moving forward.