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deduction from earnings - not taken into account for UC payment

 

sakhtar
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Welfare Rights, Govanhill Housing Association, Glasgow

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I’ve been trying to find something that helps with this query but no luck - I have a client who had a wages arrestment direct from her wage, UC have not taken this into account.  In their calculation they have used an income of £1238.96 when in actual fact after the wages arrestment it was £1095.49. 

is this right?

     
Income Max
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Only specific deductions from earnings are taken into account under UC. Deductions for debts are not on this list.

I do actually get the logic on this one. If it was taken into account, then someone who is having a debt deducted from their wages would be better off than someone who was paying the creditor themselves because they would get some of the deduction back via UC.

     
sakhtar
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Yes very true, the more I was thinking about it I can see why it would make sense to take the full earned income into account.  Thanks.