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Better off in work?
Posted by Ian, CCAB.
Updated 1131 days ago in: Information Sharing
A claimant will not get any help with mortgage interest if they have any earned income however low the earnings are.
Examples of earnings for UC include: wages,fees,holiday pay and refunds of income tax or national insurance.
However, some income is ignored for UC. For example, if you rent a room in your own home, this is not taken into account, as the income comes from capital that is disregarded-the capital in your own home. This does not apply to income from a house that you rent out but you do not live in.