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Limited Capability to Work & Self Employment

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bethbw
bethbw Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited December 2022 in Universal Credit (UC)
I was deemed limited capability to work last year, so don't have to look for work to keep getting universal credit. I've been pursuing a freelance writing career and want to be self employed at some point, and though I've now just started to make some money, it is not enough to live off yet. I've had a mare trying to declare some earnings and I don't meet the criteria to register as self employed and there's this;
"If you cannot show all these things, you might have to look for other work if you want to keep getting Universal Credit."
Because I'm deemed limited capacity to work, does anyone know if I'm able to register as self employed but due to being limited capacity, I don't have to look for additional work to continue to get universal credit? (Even if it's I don't get limited capacity payment but I still get universal credit, I can only write because I can work from home and manage my needs)
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  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,911 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @bethbw

    Welcome to the community! :)

    I hope it's ok to ask a few questions just to clarify things a little more. Who said, "If you cannot show all these things, you might have to look for other work if you want to keep getting Universal Credit"?

    I believe if you go back to your work coach there is a system to help guide you with becoming self-employed, where you can speak to other work coaches and get advice from creating a business model to budgeting and finances. I also came across this guidance on the Government Website

    I hope this helps <3 


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  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,995 Disability Gamechanger
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    It sounds like the not meeting criteria is regarding being found gainfully self employed. You don't need to do this because you have LCW.
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