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Hi, my name is Ashley86! I’m on universal credit as I’m a carer for my 7 year old son

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Ashley86
Ashley86 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited June 2023 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hi,I’m on universal credit as I’m a carer for my 7 year old son who is disabled,my old employer’s have offered me a job which is 8:30-3 mon-fri which is fine,but unpaid during school holidays,so my question is 
during half terms and 6 weeks holidays will the wages I’m not earning be replaced by the full universal credit  I’m currently receiving??

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,119 Disability Gamechanger
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    Your UC entitlement is based on earnings received during your assessment period. You will have the work allowance, which means part of your earnings will be ignored before the 55% deductions apply. If you claim for help with the rent your work allowance will be £631/month, if you don't it will be £379/month.

    The more earnings you receive the less UC you're entitled to. The less you receive the more you're entitled to. This means if you receive no earnings you'll be entitled to your maximum UC entitlement.

    If you're claiming carers allowance do be aware of the earnings limit which is £139/week. There's no earnings limit to carers element of UC.
    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.
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    poppy123456 said
    . If you claim for help with the rent your work allowance will be £631/month, if you don't it will be £379/month.. 
    Typo - the numbers should be reversed
    If you claim for help with the rent your work allowance will be £379/month, if you don't it will be £631/month.. 
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,119 Disability Gamechanger
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    calcotti said:
    poppy123456 said
    . If you claim for help with the rent your work allowance will be £631/month, if you don't it will be £379/month.. 
    Typo - the numbers should be reversed
    If you claim for help with the rent your work allowance will be £379/month, if you don't it will be £631/month.. 

    Duh, i can't believe i did that :D my brain was clearly somewhere else. Thanks calcotti.
    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.
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    calcotti said:
    poppy123456 said
    . If you claim for help with the rent your work allowance will be £631/month, if you don't it will be £379/month.. 
    Typo - the numbers should be reversed
    If you claim for help with the rent your work allowance will be £379/month, if you don't it will be £631/month.. 
    Duh, i can't believe i did that :D my brain was clearly somewhere else. Thanks calcotti.
    Easily done.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
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