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    • maxmycardagain
    • By maxmycardagain 19th Apr 17, 4:35 PM
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    • 19th Apr 17, 4:35 PM
    Universal credit 19th Apr 17 at 4:35 PM
    In what increment is UC paid? day/week/month?

    My son signed on, he is in a HMO and pays £110/week (more later)

    He got £56/week after 7 days "waiting" (week in hand?) and got 1 months money but 3 weeks into his 2nd month he found a job, hes been told he shouldnt expect 3 weeks money!

    Rent............. after 5 weeks and lost paperwork they accepted his claim and granted him......£86.........a month!

    Because?...........hes under 30 and in a high fraud risk situation or area...
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    • maxmycardagain
    • By maxmycardagain 20th Apr 17, 11:06 AM
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    how strange..............
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    • marliepanda
    • By marliepanda 20th Apr 17, 11:18 AM
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    • 20th Apr 17, 11:18 AM
    In what increment is UC paid? day/week/month?

    My son signed on, he is in a HMO and pays £110/week (more later)

    He got £56/week after 7 days "waiting" (week in hand?) and got 1 months money but 3 weeks into his 2nd month he found a job, hes been told he shouldnt expect 3 weeks money!

    Rent............. after 5 weeks and lost paperwork they accepted his claim and granted him......£86.........a month!

    Because?...........hes under 30 and in a high fraud risk situation or area...
    Originally posted by maxmycardagain
    Your post doesn't make a lot of sense which is probably why people have steered clear.

    I'll answer what I can. It is not a week in hand. It is 7 days unpaid.

    UC is paid based on a monthly income. It's different to JSA. If he got a job in week 3 of his second month his income may be above the UC threshold.

    UC will be paid to top up his monthly money to the UC amount, or, if his wages are higher, he will get no UC.

    He is working now, so what is wrong with £86 a month? He's only entitled to the shared room rate as he's under 30. Not sure what you mean by a high fraud risk situation, but amounts are awarde on circumstances, not 'risks'
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    • maxmycardagain
    • By maxmycardagain 21st Apr 17, 8:39 PM
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    Your post doesn't make a lot of sense which is probably why people have steered clear.

    I'll answer what I can. It is not a week in hand. It is 7 days unpaid.

    UC is paid based on a monthly income. It's different to JSA. If he got a job in week 3 of his second month his income may be above the UC threshold.

    UC will be paid to top up his monthly money to the UC amount, or, if his wages are higher, he will get no UC.

    He is working now, so what is wrong with £86 a month? He's only entitled to the shared room rate as he's under 30. Not sure what you mean by a high fraud risk situation, but amounts are awarde on circumstances, not 'risks'
    Originally posted by marliepanda
    He got ONLY £86 for his rent...........or £20/week when his rent was £110, does that seem fair?

    And by taking a job 3 weeks into his 2nd months UC claim they have dodged paying hin 3 x £56/week...

    No wonder people a) fiddle and b) avoid taking a job
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    • maxmycardagain
    • By maxmycardagain 21st Apr 17, 8:40 PM
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    UC told him he was 3 weeks "in credit" should he have to claim again!
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    • marliepanda
    • By marliepanda 21st Apr 17, 8:54 PM
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    • 21st Apr 17, 8:54 PM
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    He got ONLY £86 for his rent...........or £20/week when his rent was £110, does that seem fair?

    And by taking a job 3 weeks into his 2nd months UC claim they have dodged paying hin 3 x £56/week...

    No wonder people a) fiddle and b) avoid taking a job
    Originally posted by maxmycardagain
    Well I have no idea of his rent or his local housing allowance for a room. £110 is probably above a shared room rate. £20 could indeed be fair. He is also earning money... I don't know his wages either

    UC is Not £56 a week, it's a monthly payment.

    You really don't have much clue and just want to have a gripe about how benefits aren't paying enough.
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    • jmaow
    • By jmaow 21st Apr 17, 11:57 PM
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    • 21st Apr 17, 11:57 PM
    You need to look on your local councils allowance for housing, the under 30 and single rate is low, UC will have looked at his earnings from his employer during his assessment period and deducted this from his benefit of £317.82 per month plus housing element award. It's a monthly paid benefit as the gov want people to develop budgeting skills as when you are employed you are paid monthly.
    • theronstar
    • By theronstar 23rd Apr 17, 11:01 PM
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    I struggled to follow the thread.

    Can you call the Universal Credit helpline and ask them to help you figure out the amounts?
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