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UC child element (eldest/ only)

Bonnie
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Hi All,

There is a bit of confusion in my office about the child element rates. Hoping you amazing lot can provide some much needed clarification….

So the client had 2 dependent children living with her (both born before 2017) and was receiving £277.08 + £231.67, and the eldest child moved out, would the remaining child be paid the highest or standard rate?

We have had conflicting answers on this. I have looked at CPAG and DRH but can’t find anything. Anyone got the answer and an information source to back this up?

Thanks in advance.

tbidmead
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If born before 06 April 2017, the remaining child qualifies for the higher rate.

Reg 43 of the The Universal Credit (Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2014

Bonnie
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This one:
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1230/contents  ?

There is no Reg 43. I am missing something?

Bonnie
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Found it. Thank you very much.