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i was only 61p in rent arrears before universal credit came in and made to claim this benefit. The performance after different things required after having all the details needed, meant that the rent has not been paid since march this year and still has not been paid. Although i got messages in my online journal that the rent from march had been paid directly to the council. This was not the case as i checked my online rent account the statement clearly shows not a single penny has been paid. Also im told i got a a certain amount of UC and deducted a little over £100.00 for that month and also deducted the so called rent direct to the council in june this year again i checked and nothing had been paid again. I was in Tuesday just gone for a possession order to take my family home away because UC wont pay the rent and i have ended up with a rent arrears of £2,325.00 and charged with court costs. when i make a message asking when this is going to be sorted out and they now never reply to me. I did get myself a full time job where i am having to work 12 hour night shifts to pay arrears off at $400.00 month but still i want the rent paid for march april may and june as i was entitled to that at that time. HARDLY SEEMS FARE TO ME
I am sorry to hear about the struggles you have faced on Universal Credit.
Unfortunately we are not in a position to help with your arrears. My advice would be to go to your local Citizens Advice Bureau or council to speak to an adviser.
What is max joint income to claim universal credit, I am unable to work my partner does have a reasonable wage
Thank you for your question.
Your maximum joint income will depend on your circumstances. You are welcome to use our free calculator to assess your Universal Credit eligibility and likely award based on simple questions relating to your household circumstances. This can be accessed here: https://www.betteroffcalculator.co.uk/#/calculator/new/step1
A general overview of the regulations follows:
The standard monthly payment of Universal Credit for a couple with one or more partner over the age of 25 (but under the pension age) is £498.89. An additional element is added for child costs and those with a limited capability of work. From this maximum amount, deductions will be made according to joint income.
Any savings which you hold as a couple will also impact your claim. If you hold savings over £16,000 then you will be ineligible to receive Universal Credit. On the other hand, £6,000 of savings will be disregarded. Any savings in between will cause a deduction in your maximum award.
If you are assessed as having a limited capability to work, £409 of your joint income will be disregarded when calculating a Universal Credit award which does not include housing costs, while only £198 will be disregarded if you apply for UC to cover housing costs. If you are not deemed to have a limited capability for work, and neither you nor your partner are responsible for a child/qualifying young person, then all earned income will be assessed when calculating your Universal Credit eligibility.
63% of any money you and your partner earn over disregarded income (if there is any) will be deducted from your Universal Credit award. This means that if you are not assessed as having a limited capability for work and your partner earns £100 in a month, then £63 will be deducted from your maximum Universal Credit payment for that month.
Please let us know if you have any further questions.
I would like to know how much money I will be receiving each month.
Please use our calculator on https://www.gov.uk/benefits-calculators. Here you can input your household information to receive an estimate of your likely award under a benefits claim. You can receive your calculation as a weekly or monthly amount.
Hi i earn £300 a week i was on woking tax but this year my anual income is £16000, i wonder if i can get any universal credit?
Your eligibility for Universal Credit depends on your circumstances, for instance if you have children.
Please use our benefit calculator to assess Universal Credit eligibility. Here, you can input your household circumstances to receive an estimation of whether you could qualify to receive an award and how much you could receive. Our calculator is accessible here: https://www.betteroffcalculator.co.uk/#/calculator/new/step1
Could I get universal credit
Your postcode, personal circumstances and date of claim will determine whether or not you are eligible for Universal Credit.
Please go to https://www.gov.uk/benefits-calculators and use our free calculator. This will tell you whether or not you could claim Universal Credit, based on your answers to a list of simple questions.
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