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Will my LCW stop if I work 15 hours a week?

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collishere
collishere Community member Posts: 5 Listener
edited April 2023 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hi all am looking for advice stopped working around 18 months ago as was awardered lcw have a chance to do up to 15 hours a week in a job that I think my body can cope with but not sure as if it doesent work out my lcw benefit woud stop

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,212 Disability Gamechanger
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    LCW is part of UC and there's no maximum amount of hours you can work. If you do start working you need to report a change of circumstances and tell them you're working.

    You will have the work allowance, which means you can receive a certain amount of earnings each month before the deductions apply. If you claim for help with the rent the work allowance will be £344/month. If you don't it will be £573/month. (figures quoted are due to increase from 10th April)

    If the work you do contradicts the reasons why you're claiming LCW then it could go against you at your next review. Though reviews are still currently suspended.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • collishere
    collishere Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Thanks will look in to it as never got a letter was done via phone ect going to go for interview and taje it frome there think my mental health has taken over my physical need to get back out there even for a few hours
  • Cher_Alumni
    Cher_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,734 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @collishere and welcome to our online community, how's your day going?

    I understand how beneficial getting out can be to boosting mental wellbeing. I hope Poppy's advice has helped and you are able to reach a happy medium of doing some work whilst managing your conditions safely too.

    Please keep us posted. Also, just to note - I've put your question in the thread title and moved it to our Universal Credit (UC) category to help others find it.

    Take care and have a lovely Easter if you're celebrating.
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  • collishere
    collishere Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Thank you dont celebrate it as such but as its my birthday tomorrow will be celebrating 
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    Happy Birthday for today @collishere hope you enjoy yourself! :) 
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  • collishere
    collishere Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Thank you was a good day with family 
  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 55,860 Disability Gamechanger
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    Happy birthday from me too
  • collishere
    collishere Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Thank you
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