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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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    Magic Sister
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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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