Universal Credit UK: DWP confirms new rules on how earnings affect payments

UNIVERSAL CREDIT claims have surged in recent months, as the population begins to feel the financial impact of the coronavirus crisis. Amid the pandemic, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has confirmed an extension of a threshold with regards to earnings.

Universal Credit, a payment intended to help with living costs, can be claimed by some people such as if they're on a low income or out of work. Claimants can continue to receive the payment while working, although earnings do affect the amount a person gets via a taper rate.

The benefit payment reduces by 63 pence for every £1 earned.

However, some people may be able to earn a certain amount before this taper begins to affect them.

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source: Express

2020-06-03 12:02
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