The amount of money you get for Universal Credit is based on your earnings for the calendar month before you get your payment. This is called your assessment period.
If you work a lot more hours than usual one month, it’s possible you might earn more than you’re entitled to get for Universal Credit.
If this happens, your Universal Credit payments could stop and you might have to reapply for it again.
This can also happen if you get paid weekly, fortnightly or four-weekly, and have a month with more pay days in it. It’s important you look at your calendar to check your pay days and tell your work coach about any changes.
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