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Came off UC and ESA to go to work

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rish
rish Community member Posts: 62 Courageous
It's been just over a week. But it isn't working out. The senior administrator (I work in admin) , complained to me today saying they are short staffed and I'm not doing enough work. I have not even been taking toilet breaks the five hours I'm there. I feel like leaving but I raised it with the lead there in an email. I can't go on like this. But I don't want to be on disability forver. I really wanted this to work. I have schizoaffective bipolar and it's triggering a depression. 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,334 Disability Gamechanger
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    If you only started work 1 week ago was there any reason why you ended your UC claim? UC entitlement is based on earnings received during your assessment period. Working doesn’t mean you’re no longer entitled to it. 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • rish
    rish Community member Posts: 62 Courageous
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    Sorry I only notified them of the hours I done last week so probably hasn't stopped. I want to stick this out but at what cost. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,334 Disability Gamechanger
    edited August 2022
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    If you've been found to have either LCW or LCWRA then you will have the work allowance, which means a certain amount of earnings are ignored before the 55% deductions apply. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-credit-work-allowances/universal-credit-work-allowances
    UC doesn't just end because you started working. Whether you'll be entitled to any UC will depend on your earnings received each month.

    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,562 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @rish I'm sorry to hear about how your first week at work has made you feel. It's really positive to hear that you've raised this in an email, that's the first step to working out a positive solution, and it shows you're being proactive :)

    I hope you've found the above replies helpful, and do ask if you're still unsure about anything or feel we can help. 

    Take it one day at a time, and see how next week goes. We're here to support you, so reach out if you need to!
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  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,507 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @rish :) I just wanted to check in with you to see how you've been getting on. How have things been over the past week? 
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  • rish
    rish Community member Posts: 62 Courageous
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    Thank you @Tori_Scope. It got much better from there, they apologised and moved me to a different department :)
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,983 Disability Gamechanger
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    Glad to hear it got much better from there @rish. That sounds really positive. If we can do anything else to help please don't hesitate to let us know. We are all here for you  :)
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  • wendy41
    wendy41 Community member Posts: 228 Pioneering
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    @rish you did the right thing by raising the matter with someone. Hope following gives some insight to rights at work https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/work/rights-at-work/
    Glad to hear things are better for you in your work place. 
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