Quick Answer: How Many Hours Can I Work Before It Affects My Universal Credit?

How many hours can I work before it affects my housing benefit?

You can usually continue to get housing benefit if you start working at least: 16 hours a week if you’re a single parent.

24 hours a week if you’re a couple with children – one of you must work at least 16 hours..

Can I still get universal credit if I work?

You may still be able to receive Universal Credit payments when you start work or increase your earnings. You will continue to receive Universal Credit until your earnings are high enough, at which point your payments will stop. That amount will depend on your circumstances.

What is the maximum income for universal credit?

earned income. savings and capital between £6,000 and £16,000 (if above £16,000 you will not be eligible for Universal Credit)

What is the average universal credit payment?

If you’re claiming Universal Credit, you will get one standard allowance for your household. The amount you will get is: £342.72 per month for single claimants under 25. £409.89 per month for single claimants aged 25 or over.

How much money can you earn before it affects your universal credit?

Your Universal Credit payment will reduce gradually as you earn more – for every £1 you earn your payment reduces by 63p. There’s no limit to how many hours you can work. Use a benefits calculator to see how increasing your hours or starting a new job could affect what you get.

How many hours can you work and still get universal credit?

A work allowance is the amount that you can earn before your Universal Credit payment is affected. When you start working, the amount of Universal Credit you get will gradually reduce as you earn more money. As it stands, you can work up to 16 hours a week and still get the full amount of Universal Credit.