It is the actual net earnings paid (or for self-employment - net profits made*) in each of the claimant's Monthly Assessment Periods (MAPs) that the DWP will use when assessing the claimant's entitlement to Universal Credit.
* Special rules apply to those claimants affected by the Minimum Income Floor.
Any net earnings from employment or self-employment, above the claimant's Work Allowance will reduce the claimant's Universal Credit award by 63%.
This means that as earnings fluctuate, the claimant's Universal Credit award will also fluctuate.
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