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Paid mileage included in my wages. How does that affect my universal credit claim

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Abbie_1990
Abbie_1990 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited June 2018 in Universal Credit (UC)
Ive just started work as a carer. I get paid mileage but its added onto my wage. Ive been told its broken down on my payslip so you can see whats income and whats fuel reimbursement. What will get included in my universal credit claim? Will they include my fuel costs as an earning?
Many thanks in advance

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  • Pippa_Alumni
    Pippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,790 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @Abbie_1990, welcome to the community! It's great to have you here.

    I'm afraid I don't know the answer to this myself- I wonder if it's worth giving the universal credit helpline a call to see if they can clarify?
    Universal Credit helpline
    Telephone: 0800 328 5644 
    Welsh language (make a claim): 0800 012 1888 
    Textphone: 0800 328 1344
    Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm 
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  • atlas46
    atlas46 Community member Posts: 826 Pioneering
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    Hi Abbie 1990

    A very warm welcome.

    Your mileage payment should not be included for UC.

    But give them a call to make sure.

    At least you are being paid some expenses, a lot of care workers don't.

    Hope your enjoying your new vital role.
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