Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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Hi, my name is becki_1! I've been offered a job

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becki_1
becki_1 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
Hello all Im still on tax credits but claim ESA and I’m in the support group, i also get pip, I have been offered a job in a office at 27 hours a week I’m so confused as I have seen people have kept getting there lwcra but not sure if that apples to me due to being on old tax credit system. Thank you 
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,990 Disability Gamechanger
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    LCWRA is part of Universal Credit. As you're claiming ESA then there's what's known as permitted work, however, 27 hours would be over the limit allowed and still keep your ESA entitlement. Permitted work means you must work less than 16 hours per week and earn no more than £152/week after deductions.
    If you work 16 hours or more per week then your ESA will stop.
    You could claim Universal Credit but if you do this your tax credits will then end. If you claim UC which you're still in the Support Group for ESA then you'll be entitled to the LCWRA element from the start of your claim. You will also have the work allowance which means that a certain amount of earnings received each month is ignored before the 55% deductions apply.
    If you claim for help with the rent your work allowance is £344, if you don't it's £573.
    Or as you're claiming PIP, if you work 16 hours or more per week then you could be entitled to working tax credits, if you don't already claim this.
    I'd advise you to either use a benefits calculator or get a full benefits check from an advice agency near you.

    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.
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