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I'm trying to claim the universal credit online but I used a different bank account than my normal one and I mentioned I have a savings acct which is true and I didn't want to lie because it's a government site neither did I want them to find independently. Because of this
I now have a biographical appointment on Saturday and they advise me to bring proof of bank account to confirm identity and answer some questions. My family are concerned and are wondering why this is the case. And to be honest it's giving too much pressure. I feel like the idea is good but it's not necessary for me because I want to work ASAP and I feel like claiming the UC is for those who are in disadvantaged circumstances and are in need of income / job. I'm not needy and have enough money to live on until like 2022 or even 2023 because I budget and manage my money very well and even if I do get a job but just later I'll be able to still support myself financially with my current savings from both of my accts etc.
So the question is should I continue with the process and see what they'll give me or should I just cancel it?
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I'm trying to claim the universal credit online but I used a different bank account than my normal one and I mentioned I have a savings acct which is true and I didn't want to lie because it's a government site neither did I want them to find independently. Because of this
I now have a biographical appointment on Saturday and they advise me to bring proof of bank account to confirm identity and answer some questions. My family are concerned and are wondering why this is the case. And to be honest it's giving too much pressure. I feel like the idea is good but it's not necessary for me because I want to work ASAP and I feel like claiming the UC is for those who are in disadvantaged circumstances and are in need of income / job. I'm not needy and have enough money to live on until like 2022 or even 2023 because I budget and manage my money very well and even if I do get a job but just later I'll be able to still support myself financially with my current savings from both of my accts etc.
So the question is should I continue with the process and see what they'll give me or should I just cancel it?
The Bio interview will be because they have been unable to verify your ID any other way, nothing to do with money you have. Don't stop the claim, claiming UC is for anyone/everyone who needs it. It is means tested so if your total disposable assets are £16k or more, you'll be ruled out anyway but can claim again once your money goes lower than that
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