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Westernchampion
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Hi Gothmama.

I was in a similar situation although my kids are a few years older.  UC couldn’t give me a definite answer. Things settled down a bit, so it wasn’t so crucial.  As far as the 5 weeks goes, I went from a sole claim, to a joint and back to a sole claim and my claim periods didn’t change. Do you get paid on the same day each month. I know it can cause an upset if you get paid at the start and end of a claim period because it happened to me.  Also when I went from a joint back to a sole claim I was able to get an advance which helped.