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    Hi, I've been on universal credit for about a month and during the last week of the last assesment period (which has just ended) I started working. I'm advised by my doctor to start off with 16 hours a week and now I'm working that amount I'm not sure if I'm still meant to do work searches. I've messaged my work coach but she hasn't replied yet.

    My other question is when will this change of circumstances effect the universal credit payments? I've logged into the website and it says my next payment is the normal amount?

    Thanks in advance for any help.
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    The change in circumstances will effect the amount you'll receive. You can earn a certain amount before your payments are effected. You need to inform the DWP that you've started part time work.
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    What Tiger Rag said
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    I reported it through my journal online the day I started because that's what I was told by my work coach. I haven't heard anything else from my work coach or universal credit. I'm wondering if the effect takes place during the next full assesment period because the payment I'm due this week is the normal amount accoring to my journal. Doesn't explain why I havent been asked about hours or pay from anyone though.
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    You're paid in arrears.

    Either way, you do need to inform them once you start work.
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    (Original post by Tiger Rag)
    You're paid in arrears.

    Either way, you do need to inform them once you start work.
    Online through my journal? Become that's how I was told to do it by my work coach.
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    (Original post by Louise909090)
    Hi, I've been on universal credit for about a month and during the last week of the last assesment period (which has just ended) I started working. I'm advised by my doctor to start off with 16 hours a week and now I'm working that amount I'm not sure if I'm still meant to do work searches. I've messaged my work coach but she hasn't replied yet.

    My other question is when will this change of circumstances effect the universal credit payments? I've logged into the website and it says my next payment is the normal amount?

    Thanks in advance for any help.
    When you signed upto universal credit you agreed to look for work for x number of hours per week and this is still the case minus the number of hours you work.

    All you need do is ring the center and inform them your working now and contracted to x hours, they'll adjust your payment every month automatically based on your net earnings. You'll still need to see your work coach though.
 
 
 
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