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I'm in the LCWRA group - can I work from home?

opalcineopalcine Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited June 12 in Universal Credit
Hi, I hope you can help me please. I am on UC and receive the disability part on top also. I get PIP and my husband is my carer also. I am wanting to do work from home starting craft lessons online when I am well enough and maybe sell craft boxes also. Obviously this is when I’m well enough.. some days I cannot function at all. Is this something I will be allowed to do as I do fully rely on my husband so I’m unable to get a job outside of home at present and he also couldn’t work at the minute either because he does look after me a lot and I’d not cope without him. I hope I’ve explained enough , thank you for reading 📖 

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  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 2,255 Pioneering
    There are no restrictions on working while having LCWRA on UC.
    You will need to report all income and expenditure to UC every month and the difference will be treated as earnings which will reduce your UC payment.
    if the work contradicts the reason you have LCWRA that may prompt a new WCA reassessment.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 4,086

    Scope community team

    Hello @opalcine and a warm welcome to our online community.  How are you doing today?

    I hope @calcotti 's response has reassured you that it would be okay to work while on UC and in the LCWRA group.  Just remember to report your income and expenditure as advised, to make sure UC are fully informed along the way.  Out of interest, what kind of crafts do you do?

    I've moved your thread to our Universal Credit category and amended the title to help others spot it who might be in a similar position.  Take care and I hope you get to enjoy the sunny weather this weekend :)
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  • minerva7minerva7 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Does this advice still stand? I'm wanting to tutor from home 4 hours a week but worried they will reassess me etc. This thread is promising though! It's difficult because the tutoring company want me to be self employed and I worry that will mess up my benefits too.
  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 2,255 Pioneering
    edited June 15
    minerva7 said:
    Does this advice still stand? 
    Nothing has changed in the four days since I posted it.
    You will have to tell UC that you are tutoring and will have to report all income and expenditure for the month on the last day of your assessment period as noted in previous reply.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • minerva7minerva7 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thank you, sorry I’m new to the board and didn’t see the date at first and multiple threads open. Thanks for the advice, like I said I’m only thinking about it but still not sure if I want to take the plunge!
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