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Hi, my name is Oldboyozzy! A couple on UC, new full time job

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Oldboyozzy
Oldboyozzy Community member Posts: 3 Listener
edited May 2023 in Universal Credit (UC)
I guys my wife gets PIP and she just been awarded lcwra. We claim as a couple on UC. I also was awarded lcw. However im starting a new job on Tuesday full time 40hrs which is about 22000 yearly what will happen to my wife's lcwra payment. Will that be stoped due to my earnings.

Thank you

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,012 Disability Gamechanger
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    LCWRA is part of UC. Your UC entitlement will be based on earnings received each month, not annual earnings. Once you start working you'll need to make sure you report a change of circumstances and tell them you're working.

    You'll have the work allowance, which means a certain amount of earnings received will be ignored before the 55% deductions apply. If you claim for help with the rent your work allowance will be £379/monmth. If you don't it will be £631/month. https://www.gov.uk/universal-credit/how-your-earnings-affect-your-payments

    Whether there's any entitlement (including the LCWRA) with your earnings will depend on your joint circumstances. You can use a benefits calculator to check entitlement. https://www.entitledto.co.uk/benefits-calculator

    Does your wife's PIP include the daily living part? If so and you care for her for at least 35 hours per week then you can claim carers element of UC. There's no earnings limit with this like there is with carers allowance.


    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.
  • Oldboyozzy
    Oldboyozzy Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Hi poppy123456. Thanks for your reply
    So i will be earning £1. 892 before tax and na. With my new job. Would you have an idea how much money we would get on UC with lcwra included. Also forgot got to mention we have a 16 year old daughter still at school

    Thanks 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,012 Disability Gamechanger
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    Without knowing what your maximum UC entitlement is it's impossible to advise you. UC is based on net earnings, not gross.
    You can either use the benefits calculator above or get a full benefits check from an advice agency near you.
    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.
  • Oldboyozzy
    Oldboyozzy Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Thank you so much poppy for the advice 😁
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