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    • The-Joker
    • By The-Joker 12th Jan 19, 11:06 AM
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    Self employed low income
    • #1
    • 12th Jan 19, 11:06 AM
    Self employed low income 12th Jan 19 at 11:06 AM
    What can somebody do if they just start self employment and have a very very low income, but the benefits people dont believe them?
    The thing about chaos is, it's fair.
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    • The-Joker
    • By The-Joker 12th Jan 19, 11:17 AM
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    The-Joker
    • #2
    • 12th Jan 19, 11:17 AM
    • #2
    • 12th Jan 19, 11:17 AM
    This person shoud get this much according to benifits calculator...

    Tax credit award
    Estimated entitlement to Working Tax Credit (per week): Help icon
    £
    91.95
    Estimated entitlement to Child Tax Credit (per week): Help icon
    £
    170.99
    Estimated entitlement to Child Benefit (per week): Help icon
    £
    48.10
    ......................

    But in reality they get less
    The thing about chaos is, it's fair.
    • tomtom256
    • By tomtom256 12th Jan 19, 2:19 PM
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    tomtom256
    • #3
    • 12th Jan 19, 2:19 PM
    • #3
    • 12th Jan 19, 2:19 PM
    This person shoud get this much according to benifits calculator...

    Tax credit award
    Estimated entitlement to Working Tax Credit (per week): Help icon
    £
    91.95
    Estimated entitlement to Child Tax Credit (per week): Help icon
    £
    170.99
    Estimated entitlement to Child Benefit (per week): Help icon
    £
    48.10
    ......................

    But in reality they get less
    Originally posted by The-Joker

    Unless they fall into an exempt category they will not be able claim tax credits as all areas of UK are now Universal Credit Live as such the calculations are totally different.
    • rorysdad
    • By rorysdad 12th Jan 19, 2:23 PM
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    • #4
    • 12th Jan 19, 2:23 PM
    • #4
    • 12th Jan 19, 2:23 PM
    You need to prove that you are self-employed by supplying the benefits people with things like your business bank account details, invoices issued, supplier invoices, receipts etc. And, if you are self employed you should be registered with HMRC and have a UTR which you can also supply to them.
    • calcotti
    • By calcotti 12th Jan 19, 2:38 PM
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    calcotti
    • #5
    • 12th Jan 19, 2:38 PM
    • #5
    • 12th Jan 19, 2:38 PM
    What can somebody do if they just start self employment and have a very very low income, but the benefits people dont believe them?
    Originally posted by The-Joker
    Your question needs more context. Are you asking what benefits somebody can claim or you saying that said person has claimed a benefit but is having difficulty with the DWP progressing the claim. A little more detail would help us provide a relevant response.
    • tacpot12
    • By tacpot12 12th Jan 19, 5:12 PM
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    • #6
    • 12th Jan 19, 5:12 PM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 5:12 PM
    This page has advice on what you can show to the DWP to prove you are gainfully self-employed:

    https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/universal-credit-for-the-self-employed#how-do-i-show-im-self-employed
    The comments I post are my personal opinion. While I try to check everything is correct before posting, I can and do make mistakes, so always check official information sources before relying on my posts.
    • Darksparkle
    • By Darksparkle 13th Jan 19, 9:48 AM
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    • #7
    • 13th Jan 19, 9:48 AM
    • #7
    • 13th Jan 19, 9:48 AM
    What do you mean they don't believe you? Don't believe you are working? Don't believe you are self employed? Don't believe you have a low income?
    • rorysdad
    • By rorysdad 1st Feb 19, 8:13 PM
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    rorysdad
    • #8
    • 1st Feb 19, 8:13 PM
    • #8
    • 1st Feb 19, 8:13 PM
    He could be referring to the Minimum Income Floor?

    RD
    • calcotti
    • By calcotti 1st Feb 19, 8:51 PM
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    calcotti
    • #9
    • 1st Feb 19, 8:51 PM
    • #9
    • 1st Feb 19, 8:51 PM
    He could be referring to the Minimum Income Floor?RD
    Originally posted by rorysdad
    The MIF doesnít apply for the first 12 months but as OP has not returned to clarify their query itís hard to know what the issue is.
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