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Universal credit and tax rebate

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summer101
summer101 Community member Posts: 2 Listener

hello, I was wondering if anyone could help me. I’ve just had a letter through about having a tax rebate, I think that universal credit does take this as income. I am on LWCRA so does this mean I have a £404 work allowance anything after that amount get deducted 55p for every £1? Thank you. Just is very confusing!

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,162 Disability Gamechanger
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    Yes, it’s treated as earned income. If you claim for help with the rent your work allowance will be £404/month, if you don’t it will be £673/month. Earnings over those amounts will reduce your UC by 55%.

    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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