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.
Any net earnings from employment or self-employment*, above the claimant's work allowance
will reduce the claimant's Universal Credit award by 55%.
^NOTE: special rules for monthly earners where two wages paid in same MAP - click here.
* NOTE: special rules for those affected by the 'minimum income floor'. - click here
This means that as earnings fluctuate, the claimant's Universal Credit award will also fluctuate.
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