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Use this section for general queries about Universal Credit, including eligibility, how to claim, calculations, housing and the interview process.
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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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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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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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  • Pauline
    Child disability Element
    by Pauline

    So I thought I was pretty clued up on UC.
    I believed that when a child is awarded low//middle rate care you receive £128...
    Yesterday, 09:05 PM
  • G13
    Leaving work
    by G13

    myself and my partner both work full time and have two children 7 and 1

    i went back to work in august and ever since have...
    16 January 2022, 11:51 PM
  • Tcup26
    Does anybody understand this please?
    by Tcup26
    Hi, I applied for a position as a cleaner in a school working 15hrs a week at £9.50hr. I was successful and the details have been sent to me with the...
    16 January 2022, 09:30 PM
  • Joanna
    M R
    by Joanna
    How long does a mandatory consideration take? It’s been 3 months now and every time I ask on my Journal they just say it takes as long as it needs too...
    Yesterday, 10:50 AM
  • Bexs123
    UC and uni help
    by Bexs123
    Hi, can someone check if this is correct please, im a full time uni student and I'm a single parent with 2 children.

    I have attached pics...
    15 January 2022, 10:42 AM

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