Universal Credit

Hi all I'm self employed but obviously not working at the minute. I've applied for UC but it didnt ask if I was self employed. It just said employed or not employed. Whereas when I filled my partners In, because it has to be joint, it asked self employed, employed, not employed.... so I said not employed then at the next stage it asked if I planned on being self employed in the next month so I said yes. Does that sound right??


Accountant for salon owners
Employed means you are an employee of someone else - that you are are a payroll.
Self employed is a bit of a misnomer as you are not employed, you are not on a payroll system but instead actually a sole trader.
That's what I mean. There was no option for that. But there was for my partner for some reason. They never make anything easy.