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Getting Started
Here you will find information on UCE Community, rules and help.
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by Shuree
General queries
Use this section for general queries about Universal Credit, including eligibility, how to claim, calculations, housing and the interview process.
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Last Post: Childcare payment
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by iammurl
Benefit Cap
Been benefit capped or worried you may be? Want to know more about benefit cap exemptions or what you need to do to lift the cap? Ask us anything here.
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Kate Lamb
Students can claim UC if they meet the criteria but it may cause a deduction to your entitlement. Let us help you know how affected and resolve any problems.
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Last Post: Help!
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On Universal Credit, you can claim help with childcare costs to enable you to work or increase your working hours. This group is for all childcare-related queries. ​
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Savings and capital
On Universal Credit, savings and capital over £6,000 can impact your claim. If you have a savings or capital related question, ask us here.
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Last Post: Inheritance Query
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Kate Lamb
Health and disability
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Kate Lamb
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Last Post: LCWRA Backdated
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Roxanne Howard
Community chat
Your place for off-topic discussion and queries unrelated to Universal Credit. Note: This section is for general discussion and is not actively managed by advisers.
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Last Post: Work Group
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Kate Lamb

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  • Lou123
    Marriage and living apart
    by Lou123
    Me and my boyfriend live apart and we have a daughter who is 3. I have an older daughter who is 13 and has autism. We have never lived together but would...
    Yesterday, 03:57 PM
  • Becky1
    Creating an account mistake
    by Becky1
    Hi I was just looking into the UC account sign up section and it looks like I have created an account as it says the username is taken but i didn’t...
    Yesterday, 05:14 PM
  • Richards87
    Joint to single claim
    by Richards87
    Hiya, nearly 2 months ago I went from a single claim to a joint claim. Due 2nd payment on the 28th.
    Unfortunately it didn't work out, how do i go...
    Yesterday, 08:03 PM
  • CharlotteD91
    Help please
    by CharlotteD91
    Hi, I have just checked both mine and partners tax accounts to see what wages will be used in our AP 19th-18th
    His employers accountant has messed...
    16 September 2021, 06:55 PM
  • Faun
    Work Group
    by Faun
    I work 22hrs per week during school hours. I have a 10 year old son… yet I’m still asked to look for work for 25hrs per week....
    16 September 2021, 03:09 PM

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  • iammurl
    Childcare payment
    by iammurl
    Hi all, just wanted to confirm that if a friend helps me out with a childcare payment on their credit card so proof of payment would be in their name....
    Today, 08:30 AM
  • Carley1401
    by Carley1401
    I have had my student finance confirmed but I have changed courses and uni so I have sent in a change of circumstances to student finance and that could...
    Today, 08:18 AM
  • Arl0101
    Self employed
    by Arl0101
    Hi, I'm looking at taking a job as a Self Employed cleaner, I was wondering how being self employed will affect my uc? Would I still get a work allowance?...
    Yesterday, 10:54 PM