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    • ikcdab
    • By ikcdab 8th Sep 17, 10:48 PM
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    Apprenticeships and Universal Credit
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    • 8th Sep 17, 10:48 PM
    Apprenticeships and Universal Credit 8th Sep 17 at 10:48 PM
    I am helping a 25yo young man with employment. He is currently on PIP and ESA and living at home.
    he intends to get his own flat and to take an apprenticeship which pays £131 per week for the first year.
    The question: Is universal credit available to top up his apprenticeship earnings? The benefits calculators seem to suggest that there is a top up but I know there are obscure rules and I want to make sure that there is no 'special' rule around apprenticeships.
    grateful for any advice.
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    • Magic Sister
    • By Magic Sister 13th Sep 17, 8:19 PM
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    • 13th Sep 17, 8:19 PM
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    • 13th Sep 17, 8:19 PM
    Apprenticeship income is treated as any other income as long as the Aporentice has a contract. He should also be allowed to keep his PIP.
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