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3mercians
3mercians Community member Posts: 3 Listener
My daughter gets uc and the disability component she has found a job for 16 hours a week at 10.50 per hour how will this effect her uc
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,122 Disability Gamechanger
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    Once she starts work she will need to make sure she reports a change of circumstances, by logging into her journal. (assuming she has access to one) Then "click" work and earnings and report it through there. 

    She will have the work allowance, which means she can receive a certain amount of earnings each month before any deductions apply. If she claims for help with the rent the work allowance is £379/month, if she doesn't then it's £631/month. For every £1 of earnings received above those amounts her UC will reduce by 55p.

    She also needs to be aware that if the work she does contradicts the reasons why she was found to have LCWRA then it could cause issues when she's next reviewed. 
    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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  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 4,081 Scope online community team
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    Hey @3mercians and welcome to the community!

    The basics are; If you earn more than your Work Allowance, your Universal Credit payment will be reduced. For every £1 you earn above your Work Allowance, your Universal Credit payment will be reduced by 55p.

    If your circumstances mean that you don’t have a Work Allowance, your Universal Credit payment will be reduced by 55p for every £1 you earn.

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,122 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hey @3mercians and welcome to the community!

    The basics are; If you earn more than your Work Allowance, your Universal Credit payment will be reduced. For every £1 you earn above your Work Allowance, your Universal Credit payment will be reduced by 55p.

    If your circumstances mean that you don’t have a Work Allowance, your Universal Credit payment will be reduced by 55p for every £1 you earn.

    To be clear, it's earnings received each month, rather than just earnings. For example, someone who is self employed may have did some work in January but didn't actually receive payment for that until March, so this is when it would affect their UC.  
    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.
  • 3mercians
    3mercians Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Thank you she get uc and limited capability allowance will she loose everything 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,122 Disability Gamechanger
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    3mercians said:
    Thank you she get uc and limited capability allowance will she loose everything 
    Uc is one benefit made up of many different elements. If the earnings she receives are more than the work allowance then the whole of UC will reduce by 55% and not just part of it. You can use a benefits calculator to check entitlement. 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.
  • wkd
    wkd Community member Posts: 90 Courageous
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    I am curious to know if anyone does work and receives LCWRA, it would be interesting if the government published those figures.  
  • 3mercians
    3mercians Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,642 Disability Gamechanger
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    @3mercians you say she has found a job at £10.50 an hour if that is NMW it will increase by £1 an hour in 2 weeks time.
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,122 Disability Gamechanger
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    wkd said:
    I am curious to know if anyone does work and receives LCWRA, it would be interesting if the government published those figures.  
    I know we have some members that work when found to have LCWRA. 
    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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