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Hi, my name is kellymag1! I want to do a benefit calculator

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kellymag1
kellymag1 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
I want to find out how much as a I am entitled to

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi and welcome 

    There is a benefits calculator on herd in the what benefits am I entitled to section
  • Lisatho11987777
    Lisatho11987777 Scope Member Posts: 5,911 Disability Gamechanger
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    I have done the benefit calculator myself but it didn't make sense I did what I am supposed  to do but it was saying I would still get 800 off universal credit 

    My wages are 637.00 a month and I am on limited capability to work and I get enhanced pip and enhanced care 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited May 2021
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    I have done the benefit calculator myself but it didn't make sense I did what I am supposed  to do but it was saying I would still get 800 off universal credit 

    My wages are 637.00 a month and I am on limited capability to work and I get enhanced pip and enhanced care 
    If your wages are £637/month the first £293 are ignored so the earnings deduction is only £216.72. If you are single with LCWRA your maximum UC entitlement is £755.14/month plus the housing element. UC of £800/month on your wage actually suggests your rent is quite low if you are getting LCWRA.
    If you are only LCW so not getting LCWRA element Uc could still be £800/month depending on your eligible rent.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    kellymag1 said:
    I want to find out how much as a I am entitled to
    https://www.scope.org.uk/advice-and-support/calculate-your-benefits


    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,508 Disability Gamechanger
    edited May 2021
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    Welcome to the community @kellymag1 :) I can see that calcotti has linked you to a benefits calculator above. It's important to remember that they only indicate what you might be entitled to, but many people do find them a helpful way of seeing what they might be able to claim. 

    Just to let you know, I've moved your post into our 'what benefits am I entitled to?' category.

    National Campaigns Officer at Scope, she/her

  • Lisatho11987777
    Lisatho11987777 Scope Member Posts: 5,911 Disability Gamechanger
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    My rent is 550 a month but universal  credit pay 450 00  so the amounts you have said  is that before or after my rent 
  • Lisatho11987777
    Lisatho11987777 Scope Member Posts: 5,911 Disability Gamechanger
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    Without my wages I get 1200 a month from universal credit they pay 450 .00  to my landlord  and I get the rest roughly 722.00 a month  in my bank 

    So if its 800.00  then 450.00 would go to my landlord and I would get 350.00 a month in my bank if the amount is correct 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    Without my wages I get 1200 a month from universal credit they pay 450 .00  to my landlord  and I get the rest roughly 722.00 a month  
    If your housing element is £450 your maximum UC with LCWRA is £1205.14. If they pay £450 direct to your landlord you should be receiving £755.14 if you had no earnings and there are no other deductions.

    When you have earnings of £637 your UC is reduced by £216.72 leaving £988.42. If UC pay £450 to your landlord you would still receive £538.42.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Lisatho11987777
    Lisatho11987777 Scope Member Posts: 5,911 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thank you  thats made me feel better the benefits calculator  stressed me out I didn't want to be worse off working and I realy like my job 
  • MarkM88
    MarkM88 Community member Posts: 3,127 Connected
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    Hopefully you will feel more at ease Lisa when you get your UC payments and you see your still getting what you expected. 
  • Lisatho11987777
    Lisatho11987777 Scope Member Posts: 5,911 Disability Gamechanger
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