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If I started working for £23,000 a year, would my UC with carer element stop?

james19o6james19o6 Member Posts: 66 Connected
edited June 22 in Universal Credit
Good Morning Guys

I have a query regarding Universal credit and working conditions.

I currently receive a UC payment of £1400 every month includingy carer element. However I have just been offered a job with a salary of £23,000 a year. 

So if I did accept the job would they stop my benefit or how will ot actually work? Any advise would be much appreciated
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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,160 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there 

    From what I understand your uc will reduce by 63p in the £1 for every pound you earn 

    Unless you have a work allowance for either children on your claim or lcwra 

    Try using a benefits calculator to enter all your details there is one here in benefits section or on gov website 
  • james19o6james19o6 Member Posts: 66 Connected
    I understand however if I work 30 hours full time, am I still able to claim career elements?
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,160 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes you can still claim carers element of uc 

    However if you claim carers allowance there is a earnings limit and your earnings would take you over this 

    But as above carers in uc is still paid if working as long as you still care for person 35 hours or more 
  • james19o6james19o6 Member Posts: 66 Connected
    I dont claim career allowance. I only claim career element on UC. But thank you very much for the information it was really useful
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,160 Disability Gamechanger
    Your welcome 

    Good luck with the job hope it all works out 
  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 2,173 Pioneering
    Unlike Carer's Allowance there is no earnings limit for the carer element of UC.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • james19o6james19o6 Member Posts: 66 Connected
    Thank you guys for all the info. Also, just to confirm if they deduct will they calculate my salary after tax o4 before?
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,160 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm not 100% sure of the answer I presume it will be after deductions 
  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 2,173 Pioneering
    james19o6 said:
    Thank you guys for all the info. Also, just to confirm if they deduct will they calculate my salary after tax o4 before?
    UC earnings deductions are based on net salary after tax, ni and pension contributions. If you have student loan deductions these will be added back on to the amount you actually receive from your employer.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,588 Disability Gamechanger
    Huge value with UC in upping your pension contribution where you can. 
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