Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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LCWRA & Working

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LilyBlossom
LilyBlossom Community member Posts: 9 Listener
Hi,

I am in the process of looking for work as UC isn't enough for my living expenses anymore. I am on LCWRA, and my work won't contradict my claim. So my question is how does earning while on LCWRA work? 

I will be having only 16hrs a week at minimum wage, will I no longer receive benefit money or will it be topped off on top of my wage. 

Any advice would be appreciated. 

Thank you
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,132 Disability Gamechanger
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    If you start working you will need to report a change of circumstances and tell them. You have the work allowance, which means you can receive a certain amount of earnings each month before the 55% deductions apply.

    If you claim for help with the rent it will be £379/month, if you don't then it will be £631/month. Whether there's any entitlement on those earnings will depend on what your maximum UC entitlement is and how much earnings you receive each month.

    You can use a benefits calculator to check the figures. https://www.entitledto.co.uk/benefits-calculator

    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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