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Hi, my name is Pat_Brown09! I’m thinking of going back to work

Pat_Brown09 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited October 23 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hi I get LCWRA and uc I’m thinking of going back to work 6 hours aweek as I just can’t manage on benifits ,I wud be doing a lighter job than before sitting down,so it’s light duties and very reduced hours as I’m normally full time ,would this stop my lcwra and do I need to tell them as my pay wud go straight to uc thanks 


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 49,590 Disability Gamechanger
    If you start working you need to report a change of circumstances on your journal and tell them you're working.

    Your LCWRA element will continue as normal. You have the work allowance which means that a certain amount of earnings can be received each month before the 55% deductions apply. If you claim for help with the rent then your work allowance will be £379/month, if you don't then it will be £631/month. See link. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-credit-work-allowances/universal-credit-work-allowances

    Do be aware though that if the work you do contradicts the reasons why you were found to have LCWRA then it may go against you when you have your next review.

    do I need to tell them as my pay wud go straight to uc thanks 
    Your earnings will not go to UC, they will be your earnings but anything over the work allowance amount then your UC will be reduced by 55%.

    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.
  • Hannah_Scope
    Hannah_Scope Posts: 5,879 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Pat_Brown09

    Welcome to the community! :) I can see Poppy has answered your query. I am sorry to hear that you are unable to manage on benefits. I wanted to just share the Benefits Calculator with you. In the hopes it may reveal something else you'd be eligible to claim to help :) 
    Hannah - She / Her

    Online Community Coordinator @ Scope

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