Help with benefit question

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Hi this might be a stupid question have an old tax credit debt I'm paying back with hmrc I'm on income related esa and not been moved to universal credit but when I do ive been told my debt will move to DWP uc debt management but what is the difference between HMRC and DWP

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    Not sure why a debt your paying back to HMRC which is revenue and customs will move over to DWP which is the department of work and pensions when you are transferred to UC.

    Can I ask who's told you this

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    Not sure why a debt your paying back to HMRC which is revenue and customs will move over to DWP which is the department of work and pensions when you are transferred to UC.

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      Hi

      I think I can help with this, as DWP administer UC eventually all HMRC tax credits offices will close or be rebranded as DWP so it's just a paper exercise really. One debt management section will deal with all overpayments and the government will reduce staff even further, which means the service will inevitably get worse...again 😏 .

      Hope that helps

      Take care

      Wendy xx

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      Oh and I forgot to say are DWP and HMRC debt management seperate departments at the moment

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    Not sure why a debt your paying back to HMRC which is revenue and customs will move over to DWP which is the department of work and pensions when you are transferred to UC.

    Can I ask who's told you this

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    Not sure why a debt your paying back to HMRC which is revenue and customs will move over to DWP which is the department of work and pensions when you are transferred to UC.

    Can I ask who's told you this

    Report Reply
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    Not sure why a debt your paying back to HMRC which is revenue and customs will move over to DWP which is the department of work and pensions when you are transferred to UC.

    Can I ask who's told you this

    Report Reply
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    Not sure why a debt your paying back to HMRC which is revenue and customs will move over to DWP which is the department of work and pensions when you are transferred to UC.

    Can I ask who's told you this

    Report Reply
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    Not sure why a debt your paying back to HMRC which is revenue and customs will move over to DWP which is the department of work and pensions when you are transferred to UC.

    Can I ask who's told you this

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    I was told by Dwp as I'm owed arrears of a Sdp claim and they said tax credit debts are collected by us and we will take this money to pay of arrears but I pay by direct debit to HMRC the money I owe them and because tax credits is under universal credit when you move on to uc they take on the debt but at the moment I'm still on old esa so hope they can't take all my arrears

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    From what I understand, universal credit will take over tax credits along with five other benefits including housing benefit to supposedly simplify the process. So I would imagine that any debt you have relating to tax credits will be transferred aswell to the DWP who are the department responsible for this change and who are paying universal credit. I think there are a lot of people in the same situation as you and the DWP track record on universal credit is nothing short of abysmal. Introducing this new system before they knew what they're doing is stupidity and their test and learn idea means that claimants are just guinea pigs while they slowly learn by their mistakes. Incompetence at the heirarchy of the DWP is an understatement.

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      I fully aggree I'm glad I'm not on universal credit at the min I'm still on income related esa and as my debt at min is with HMRC I'm glad it's not linked to DWP debt management because if it's anything like ununiversal credit it will end up a big mess

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