Quitting work whilst on universal credit help

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Sienna7657 Tue 18-May-21 17:56:40

I currently work part time whilst claiming universal credit. I have 2 kids aged 2 and 1. However recently my relative who was looking after my kids whilst I worked, is no longer able to look after my kids.
This means I would have to quit my job to look after my kids full time.
Will I get a sanction for this?

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sparemonitor Tue 18-May-21 17:58:05

You claim childcare via UC. Unless they are very small, youngest under 3 I think, you can't quit to claim benefits.

Sienna7657 Tue 18-May-21 18:00:02

My youngest is 1 years old

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Sienna7657 Tue 18-May-21 18:01:22

I am not able to afford childcare

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baileysisforme Tue 18-May-21 18:02:35

Have a look on a Facebook group called universal credit essentials they are v knowledgable.
As far as I know though you can leave work due to child care issues

Hwory Tue 18-May-21 18:05:39

There's a number of allowable reasons to leave employment under UC - one of them is childcare.

Your child is also not of the age you are expected to work (or be looking for work)

Babyroobs Tue 18-May-21 18:35:22

It is likely they will accept childcare reasons as a valid reason to leave so i think you will be fine.


titchy Tue 18-May-21 18:39:27

Why would you leave though if UC will pay your childcare costs?

Sienna7657 Tue 18-May-21 18:51:41

I am not comfortable using childcare when my kids are unable to walk or talk (personal choice)

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shazzz1xx Fri 11-Jun-21 22:42:09

I would never use child care for my 2 year old… she’s terrified of strangers and I want to spend as much time as I can with her… stay on UC as long as you can
just say you carnt work cos you have kids to look after simple as that

Yoyooo Fri 11-Jun-21 22:56:15

Your two year old can't walk or talk?

Babyroobs Sat 12-Jun-21 12:34:00

Do you have a partner. If they earn over a certain amount you would be in light touch group anyway with no requirements to work. lack of childcare is considered a valid reason to leave a job anyway.

Sienna7657 Sun 13-Jun-21 22:55:31

She can walk now. But she isnt talking fluently

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Sienna7657 Sun 13-Jun-21 22:56:24

No I dont have a partner.

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