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Confused about benefits calculator result

lisathomas50 Member Posts: 4,970 Disability Gamechanger
edited April 2021 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hi I did the benefits calculator  and it doesn't seem right it says that even though I get 156.00 a week from work I will still get payments of 217.00 a week from universal credit I am on the limited capability to work  on limited work activity 

Can thst be the right amount does any one know please and thank you 


  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 11,629 Disability Gamechanger
    It depends on whether you get help with your housing costs, or not. There's a work allowance of £293 per month if you get help with housing costs. If you don't get help with this the work allowance is £515 per month. For every pound over your work allowance, 63p is deducted.
    So, for example earning £156 per week (£156 x 52, then divided by 12 to give a monthly amount ) that would be £676 per month. So, £676 - £293 (with housing costs) = £383 x £0.63 = £241.29 which would be the amount deducted from the UC per month (but you'd have the £676 earned in wages).
    Without help with housing it would be £676 - £515 = £161 x £0.63 = £101.43 which would be deducted from UC per month.


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