Self employed but just started PAYE job alongside, if contract ends can I claim Universal Credit?

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edited 7 November 2023 at 6:17PM in Employment, jobseeking & training

So I've been self employed for years and I heard it's a nightmare to claim UC (get dole or jobseekers or whatever it's called) if you suddenlye  get injured which I have and I can't work as much as before but as I've started a PAYE (sedentary job)on the side,  if that ends in four weeks , I'll have the paperwork to confirm the job's ended, can I then claim the dole or UC  more easily compared to if I was just self employed and suddenly got injured?  I'm doing tiny bits of self employed stuff on the side of PAYE but not like before

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  • Savvy_Sue
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    I think that any claim may depend on your payments of NI. What class of payments have you been making?
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  • Andy_L
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    "You may be able to get Universal Credit if you’re on a low income or need help with your living costs. You could be:

    out of work
    working (including self-employed or part time)
    unable to work, for example because of a health condition
    To claim you must:

    live in the UK
    be aged 18 or over (there are some exceptions if you’re 16 to 17)
    be under State Pension age
    have £16,000 or less in money, savings and investments"

    https://www.gov.uk/universal-credit/eligibility
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    Savvy_Sue said:
    I think that any claim may depend on your payments of NI. What class of payments have you been making?
    For years self employed NI payments in yearly tax return.  With current possibly short term PAYE job I dunno
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