moving from tax credit to universal credit

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    Yoda1234
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    Hi first time on a forum so not sure who it all works.

    I am a single parent of 3 working in childcare. i handed in my notice at my current job of 18hrs finishing on 10th august 2018 and start my new job on 4th september. i m a single parent of a 8,11,15 year old children and will be working 20 hours a week . will i be changed over to universal credit and will i get money between 10-8-18 to 4-9-2018.

    i have tried the entitled to site and it says i am just entitled to child benefit , i probably filled it out wrong well i hope so, can any one help me on where to get information from Im really worried about having no money for 6 weeks if i change over to universal credit.  thank you in advance

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    Ablfc
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    Hi don’t know if I’m right but in my area universal creadits only cover up to 2 children, so I had to apply for income support, I do have a 2year old as my youngest, if he was 5 it would have been job seekers. So could it be that becouse you have 3 kids (like myself) you need to apply for an alternative.

    hope it helps

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