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Hypothetical question

janer1967
janer1967 Member Posts: 13,329 Disability Gamechanger
Hi all 

Hoping someone can answer me this query after debates with a friend 

Someone on uc as single person with child element,  housing element and lcwra , living in housing association property 

If a partner was to move in I know it would go to joint claim and about work allowance and such 

But what would happen if the partner was a high earner say 100k per year is there a cut off where there is no entitlement to uc .

Don't all shout at me I know if someone earns this amount you wouldn't expect them to be claiming any benefits 

I just really wanted to know if there is a earnings limit as such that stops a uc claim I presume there is or if not everyone would claim 

Comments

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 25,627 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2021
    Yes, there's an earnings limit because UC is a means tested benefit. What a persons earnings limit is would depend on what their maximum UC entitlement is. It's also not annual income, it's earnings received during your assessment period.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 13,329 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks poppy 

    I did manage to find an answer eventually it said any earnings over 2.5k in the assessment period so would calculate to around 30k per year which makes perfect sense 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 3,792 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2021
    janer1967 said:..I did manage to find an answer eventually it said any earnings over 2.5k ..
    As poppy said though there isn't a single figure because it will entirely depend on what the maximum UC entitlement is and how it is made up. 

    The nil UC income threshold will be very different for a single healthy claimant with no housing costs as against, say, a couple with numerous children, some of whom are disabled with one of the adults getting LCWRA and the other entitled to carer element.

    More information here
    https://ucnotes.co.uk/universal-credit-home-page/the-coronavirus/earnings-limit/
    Th page is a bit out of date but shows the wide variance that will occur (without me having to work it out!)
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 13,329 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks both of you fully understand now 

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