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What happens if leave a job on LCW?

Velkian
Velkian Community member Posts: 3 Listener
edited December 2023 in Universal Credit (UC)
So I'm on LCW, although I don't think there's any way to check that in my account other than the letter I got from the assessor last year to confirm it. A big part of my lc is my anxiety, I'm considering trying to get a Christmas temp job to make ends meet. I'm wondering if I have to leave this temp job before the end of the contract can my UC / LCW be affected or sanctioned? 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,298 Disability Gamechanger
    If you start working you must report a change of circumstances and tell them your working. If you're unable to continue and leave it will not affect your UC because you already have LCW.
    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.
  • Velkian
    Velkian Community member Posts: 3 Listener
    If you start working you must report a change of circumstances and tell them your working. If you're unable to continue and leave it will not affect your UC because you already have LCW.
    Thanks for that. The only evidence of my LCW was the confirmation letter I recieved via journal it doesnt seem to say anything else anywhere in my account. I tried to call the helpline to ask if there was a way to check I would get the £630 earning allowance before deductions but the guy on the phone seemed clueless :( and couldnt understand what I was talking about. Is there any other way I can check this ?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,298 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 2023
    The work allowance will apply to you because you have LCW. If you claim for help with any rent it will be £379/month, if you don't it will be £631/month. It's not money that will be included in your UC payments. It means that you can receive that amount of earnings each month before the 55% deductions apply. For every £1 over those amounts your UC will be reduced by 55p. More details here. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/universal-credit-and-earnings

    Just for future reference. Work capability assessment decision letters never give any information other than what the decision was. I would never advise anyone to ring the helpline for any such advice because they are not benefits advisors. They are call centre staff with very little benefits knowledge.


    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.
  • Velkian
    Velkian Community member Posts: 3 Listener
    If you start working you must report a change of circumstances and tell them your working. If you're unable to continue and leave it will not affect your UC because you already have LCW.
    Thanks for that. The only evidence of my LCW was the confirmation letter I recieved via journal it doesnt seem to say anything else anywhere in my account. I tried to call the helpline to ask if there was a way to check I would get the £630 earning allowance before deductions but the guy on the phone seemed clueless :( and couldnt understand what I was talking about. Is there any other way I can check this ?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,298 Disability Gamechanger
    Velkian said:
    If you start working you must report a change of circumstances and tell them your working. If you're unable to continue and leave it will not affect your UC because you already have LCW.
    Is there any other way I can check this ?
    Please see my previous comment here. 

    The work allowance will apply to you because you have LCW. If you claim for help with any rent it will be £379/month, if you don't it will be £631/month. It's not money that will be included in your UC payments. It means that you can receive that amount of earnings each month before the 55% deductions apply. For every £1 over those amounts your UC will be reduced by 55p. More details here. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/universal-credit-and-earnings



    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.

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