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    • joebloggs69
    • By joebloggs69 6th Sep 17, 10:13 AM
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    Casual work while on UC - expenses?
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    • 6th Sep 17, 10:13 AM
    Casual work while on UC - expenses? 6th Sep 17 at 10:13 AM
    Hi Guys,

    I'm waiting for my appointment next week with my work coach to discuss this, but frankly I don't trust their competence anyway. Can anyone give advice in the meantime?

    I have just started to claim full UC (HB and JSA), I have managed to pick up a couple of days casual work, which I have had to send an invoice for. It is important to not that I am NOT self employed.

    So I've invoiced the company for 2 days work (at the pre agreed rate) plus £70 in petrol expenses and London Congestion charge. NI will be paid directly at the employer's end.

    Obviously I understand that I will have my benefit reduced by 63p for every £1 I earn in payment, but how do I stop them from including the expenses? It will come as a single payment.

    Unfortunately I have given the original receipts to the company, so I suspect I am stuffed. But even for future reference - can I submit receipts for expenses to my work coach even though I am not self employed?

    Many thanks for any advice.

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    • pmlindyloo
    • By pmlindyloo 6th Sep 17, 10:39 AM
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    • 6th Sep 17, 10:39 AM
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    • 6th Sep 17, 10:39 AM
    Expenses such as these should be excluded from earned income.

    See here:

    H3080 onwards

    Ask your work coach what evidence they would need to show the expenses.
    • joebloggs69
    • By joebloggs69 6th Sep 17, 4:12 PM
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    • 6th Sep 17, 4:12 PM
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    • 6th Sep 17, 4:12 PM
    Thanks very much for the response, most helpful.

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