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If I have a £30,000 car can I claim uc?

madmax1990 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
You can claim uc if you have 16,000 in savings, can you claim if you have an expensive car? 🚙


  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,652 Disability Gamechanger
    You can claim if you have less than £16k in savings, anything between £6k and £16k will see your UC reduced, a car does not count as savings.
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  • Ada
    Ada Scope Member Posts: 14,162 Disability Gamechanger
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,189 Disability Gamechanger
    Ada said:

    There are many people that work and claim benefits such as UC and have expensive cars. Some people may also have those cars on a lease and pay monthly for them. Having an expensive vehicle doesn't exclude someone from claiming UC.
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  • OverlyAnxious
    OverlyAnxious Community member Posts: 2,618 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes.  But you can't buy an expensive car just before applying for UC...  They'll see that in your bank statements and it'll be classed as deprivation of capital.

    If you've owned an expensive car for a while, and have then fallen on hard times, of course you can claim UC.

    I also wouldn't class £30k as an expensive car nowadays.  A new Ford Focus or VW Golf costs that much now.


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