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    So I started claiming universal credit a while ago and I know have 2 jobs and I know I'm earning too much for them to even pay me. I want to stop claiming and so I called them and they told me I can't stop claiming universal credit I have no need to go anymore. I'm working constantly so don't have the time to go in. They made me an appointment to go in and I can't because I'm working, is there anyone that can help me on here or has been in the same situation and ended their claim. Thanks Beth
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    (Original post by bethanymaddison)
    So I started claiming universal credit a while ago and I know have 2 jobs and I know I'm earning too much for them to even pay me. I want to stop claiming and so I called them and they told me I can't stop claiming universal credit I have no need to go anymore. I'm working constantly so don't have the time to go in. They made me an appointment to go in and I can't because I'm working, is there anyone that can help me on here or has been in the same situation and ended their claim. Thanks Beth
    Call them and tell them your circumstances have changed and that you'd like to close your claim completely. If they've been overpaying you because of this though, you will have to be prepared to pay that back.
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    The thing is I have only ever had 2 payments off them and they sanctioned me for 5 months( no payment for 5 months) from the start of August because I didn't go. I had my reasons and I'm not getting anything off them and they still expect me to go in. The woman I spoke to just kept saying you have to come even though I'm working, it's so frustrating.
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    (Original post by bethanymaddison)
    The thing is I have only ever had 2 payments off them and they sanctioned me for 5 months( no payment for 5 months) from the start of August because I didn't go. I had my reasons and I'm not getting anything off them and they still expect me to go in. The woman I spoke to just kept saying you have to come even though I'm working, it's so frustrating.
    Yes, that'll be because your claim is still open. If you know that you cannot recieve it anymore because of the amount of money you are earning, call them and ask to close your claim. It worked for me
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    I will try that then thank you. It seems so much hassle ending your claim was it the same for you?
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    (Original post by bethanymaddison)
    I will try that then thank you. It seems so much hassle ending your claim was it the same for you?
    Not really, but I became automatically ineligible and I gave them advanced warning so it was okay. They may just want you to go to a meeting to discuss whether you may still be eligible for money etc depending on how much you're earning and whether you want to keep your claim open but idle in case you need to claim in the very near future without starting the process again, but if you aren't interested in doing that you should be able to just close it straight away
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    You should be able to go onto your journal and report a change of circumstances. Then ask to have it closed.
 
 
 
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