Reply To: UC, exempt accom and working

Peter Barker

No, someone whose earnings have floated them off UC is not entitled to UC – it’s a regular “standard” HB calculation in that case.

There is a sort of rapid reclaim arrangement in UC that makes it very efficient to resume UC entitlement if the earnings reduce or end within the next six months, but right now in “real time” the person is an ex-UC claimant who is not entitled to UC and, for all we know, might never be again. It makes no difference whether this is a short-term spike in hours or a permanent appointment as CEO of a multi-national corporation.