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In a pickle

MA100
MA100 Community member Posts: 12 Listener
Hi everyone, so wanted to ask as im.on UC normal and housing element and LCRW, as because of my illness I can't go out to work but I am bored out of my wits with no social life and would rathe be making some money from home so say if wanted to work from home, maybe a weekend job or 3 days a week or something part time, how much UC or LCRW will be reduced? Or do I completely lose it? As I feel like my housing.element rent will be my.full wage because its 1400... on top Council tax free for.now but wjen work will be round 150 ornsomething, is it worth it to work part time or will I be broke?  And am I even allowed to work part time on UC and LCRW? Detailed answers welcome! Thank you

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,186 Disability Gamechanger
    There's no maximum amount of hours you can work when claiming UC. As you have LCWRA then you will have the work allowance. This means you can receive £379/month earnings without it affecting any of your UC. For every £1 over that amount your UC will reduce by 55%. (55p)

    You will need to report the changes to UC if you do start work and the same for council tax reduction. I can't advise how much it may affect your Council Tax reduction because all local authorities have their own rules.
    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.
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  • MA100
    MA100 Community member Posts: 12 Listener
    Thank you Poppy. But what about the housing element for UC like will I still get my rent paid by UC or do I have to do that from wages?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,186 Disability Gamechanger
    UC is one benefit made up of many different elements. If the earnings received are less than £379/month then you will be entitled to your usual UC monthly payment. Anything more than this and your whole UC amount will reduce by 55% and not just part of it.
    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.
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  • lifetough23
    lifetough23 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
    I earn 700 a month and still get all rent paid x 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,186 Disability Gamechanger


    I earn 700 a month and still get all rent paid x 

    With earnings of £700/month if you're entitled to the work allowance and you're claiming for help with the rent then you would be allowed to receive £379/month earnings before the 55% deductions apply. With earnings of £321/month above the work allowance this should mean your UC is reduced by £176.55/month.

    If you don't claim for help with the rent then you would be entitled to £631/month work allowance. This would be £69/month over the work allowance, which would be a deduction of £37.95/month for your UC.

    If you don't have the work allowance then the deduction in your UC for those earnings would be £385/month. https://www.entitledto.co.uk/help/work-allowance-universal-credit



    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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