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Hi there….any universal credit boffins out there!??
We as a family receive UC, I receive the LCWRA element/our child receives the disability element, my husband works in an office and was expecting/hoping to be able to work from home in the light of the current surge in covid cases/positive cases in his work place (to protect myself and our child whom are both immune compromised) however, he has recently been informed that he has to remain in the office for at least the next 3 months, so this has put us in a really difficult position. My husband is now searching for a similar job that does allow remote working, so our question is, much would we be penalised re Universal credit if my other half didn’t manage to find a new position before leaving his current one? Sorry if it’s a difficult question…….thanks so much advance. Kind regards Carrie
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