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LCWRA & Working

Fibleepy
Fibleepy Community member Posts: 35 Connected
I understand that whilst claiming the LCWRA element that working is permitted (as long as the work does not contradict the reason for claiming LCWRA) but what is the maximum amount of earnings that is allowed?

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  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 3,930 Scope online community team
    There's no limit to the amount of hours you can work while claiming LCWRA. Once you start work you'll need to report a change of circumstances and tell them you've started working.

    You will have the work allowance which means a certain amount of earnings each month will be ignored. Earnings outside of this and your UC will reduce by 55%, so every £1 earned, 55p will be removed from your UC. You should be able to see this allowance in your journal. 
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  • Fibleepy
    Fibleepy Community member Posts: 35 Connected
    Thank you Albus. So LCWRA is like PIP whereby you can claim it AND work but the difference is that PIP is not means tested?
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 3,930 Scope online community team
    No problem @Fibleepy, always happy to help. :)

    PIP is all about your daily life and how your disabilities affect you.
    LCWRA is only related to your ability to work. 
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,922 Disability Gamechanger
    There's no limit to the amount of earnings you can receive when claiming UC. However, the more earnings you receive outside of the work allowance, the less UC you'll be entitled to. How much your maximum earnings would be before your UC reduces to zero will depend on how much your maximum UC entitlement is and how much work allowance you're entitled to.

    For the work allowance, if you're claiming for help with the rent it will be £379/month, if you're not then it will be £631/month.
    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.
  • Fibleepy
    Fibleepy Community member Posts: 35 Connected
    Thank you Poppy. 

    How do you find out what the work allowance is? 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,922 Disability Gamechanger
    Fibleepy said:

    How do you find out what the work allowance is? 

    I just gave you advice on that here..

    For the work allowance, if you're claiming for help with the rent it will be £379/month, if you're not then it will be £631/month.
    https://www.gov.uk/universal-credit/how-your-earnings-affect-your-payments


    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.
  • Fibleepy
    Fibleepy Community member Posts: 35 Connected
    Sorry, silly me! My head’s not working properly.

    it will be £379/month then. 


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