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Master Book-keeper

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CIS rebate and Universal Credit

Does anyone know if getting a CIS rebate affects uc?

Just had a client on phone who did a lot of self employment last year, worked employment for 3 weeks then self isolated (mild COPD) as soon as Covid struck. Applied for uc but got declined, applied again roughly 3 weeks later and got accepted. He's had someone on from uc this morning asking him if he has a rebate due, and that it will be offset against his claim, as it will be classed as income.

On the one hand I can understand that UC is a benefit for people with no other means of support and that any other monies received should be taken into account, but on the other hand this is monies claimed because too much tax had been taken off and the tax rebate merely redresses that.



Any advice given is for general guidance and professional advice should be sought applicable to your circumstances.

Master Book-keeper

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Hi John
I believe they do count it as 'income' for the purposes of the claim and will use it to offset in part what he will be paid.

But, Im not that up to speed with UC!!



Thoughts are my own/not to be regarded as official advice,which should be sought from a suitably qualified Accountant.

You should check out answers with reference to the legal position (and by that I dont mean with HMRC)

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UC like the previous in work benefits tend to be done on a post tax basis. Hence if someone is taxed too much they will get more UC and then when they get the tax rebate the UC will be reduced. I don't know what the marginal rate currently is, but it was around the 65% mark.

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