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UC Weekly Wage and Variable Deductions

mcc0131
mcc0131 Member Posts: 5 Listener
Hi All,

Just curious and looking for some thoughts on this. At the start of this year we were forced to move from tax credits to UC. And I feel like I have been unfairly hammered as a result of weekly wage and this monthly recurring assesment period.

We have a joint claim and taking our LCW element aside, looking at my take home pay after deductions, it has left us some months with less money than what's realistic.

For example; this months payment is £176 less than last two months, which was the same in June too.

My actual earnings for 4 weeks is £1110, yet this months payment, the summary reports £1395 earnings being reported. Most likely because during this so called 30 day rolling assesment period there has been 5 payslips issued.

Period 06/08/2019 - 05/09/2019. I was paid 5 times, Tue 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, 3rd.

However, in the real world, my take home hasn't changed, My incomings and outgoings are the same, yet we are given £176 less to cover the same assets. I really can't get my head around this.

Out of 9 payments this year 2019, 5 payments have been like this with earnings reported being higher than real world value. Only 4 payments have been actual in my opinon.

Has anyone else encountered this and got any advice to counteract it? other than changing to monthly wage, which is not possible unfortunately.

Thanks for listening.
Mel

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