Jump to content


craigers

Universal Credit and Self Employment

style="text-align:center;"> Please note that this topic has not had any new posts for the last 1071 days.

If you are trying to post a different story then you should start your own new thread. Posting on this thread is likely to mean that you won't get the help and advice that you need.

If you are trying to post information which is relevant to the story in this thread then please flag it up to the site team and they will allow you to post.

Thank you

Recommended Posts

Hi folks

 

Formerly received housing benefit but after moving house was told we`d have to reapply so decided to try the UC route instead.

 

How does UC work with the self employed with regards to looking for work/sanctions? The missus is self employed doing sales and earns a pitiful sum from it. Would UC force her to increase her sales or look for work under threat of sanctions?

 

She is a hair stylist to trade but since the birth of our youngest refuses to use her skills unless she opens up her own salon or learns to drive so she can offer a mobile service, but financially we cannot afford to do either. Would there be support from DWP/other agencies through UC to set up a salon, and would there be any requirement to earn more/look for work whilst in the process of setting up a salon/etc?

 

TIA

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The following links explains UC for the Self Employed:

 

https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/universal-credit-for-the-self-employed

To answer your question specifically the DWP have ways of making UC claimants who are self employed toe the line.

What counts as gainful self-employment?

 

To count as gainful, your self-employment must be organised, developed and regular and you must expect to make a profit. It should also be your main job.

At the gateway interview, you’ll need to provide evidence of your self-employed activity, for example your business plan, copies of invoices and receipts, or trading accounts from the previous year.

If the assessors decide that you are not gainfully self-employed you’ll need to look for and be available for other work instead.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great! That`s us f**ked because of her selfishness and snobbishness. Cheers, babe!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Might be better to re apply for HB and Council tax benefit thgen, to prevent arrears building up


We could do with some help from you.

PLEASE HELP US TO KEEP THIS SITE RUNNING EVERY POUND DONATED WILL HELP US TO KEEP HELPING OTHER

 

Have we helped you ...?         Please Donate button to the Consumer Action Group

 

If you want advice on your thread please PM me a link to your thread

 

The bailiff: A 12th Century solution re-branded as Enforcement Agents for the 21st Century to seize and sell debtors goods as before Oh so Dickensian!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 Caggers

    No registered users viewing this page.


  • Have we helped you ...?


×
×
  • Create New...