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TOPIC: UC and varied income

UC and varied income 5 months 6 days ago #223929

Hello, I'm hoping you can help me again.

I'm currently receiving ESA (support group) but as my partner works I only get my NI contributions paid.

As we were desperate for money I started doing Avon for 2 hours a week and sent in the permitted work request form. I haven't heard anything back about that yet.

Citizens advice suggested my partner apply for working tax credit but my area is now Universal Credit.

So, seeing as my income is tiny and varies week to week and my partners second job income also varies month to month we don't know what to put on the UC form.

It asks for weekly/monthly income but ours is not fixed, how do we fill it in?

I'm also desperate to not do Avon as I'm struggling so much with mental health problems. I'm wondering whether to stop and switch over to UC from ESA because it's not as if they can give me less.

Any advice is greatly appreciated, we just don't know what to do.

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UC and varied income 5 months 6 days ago #223941

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Slightly out of order, if your partner is making a claim for UC then it will replace your ESA claim anyway, UC is claimed by the household, your SG award should be migrated over but it can take several weeks for this to happen as it is a manual process.

I would normally say to average your earnings but UC does not work like this, all I can suggest is you try contacting the DWP for advice, the UC Helpline is 0800 328 9344.

Gordon

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