Universal Credit: How many hours can I work and still receive Universal Credit?

However, unlike Jobseekers’ Allowance, your payment will not stop if you do decide to work more than 16 hours.

Your total income will be your earnings plus your new Universal Credit payment, which will be calculated on how much you earn from your job.

The more you earn from working, the higher your total income will be.

Your claim continues when you start working, so you can take temporary or seasonal jobs without worrying about making a brand new claim.


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