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Working and carers allowance
Hello everyone, I have a question please. I am shortly due to be made redundant and I currently earn too much for carers allowance for my son. He is on higher rate PIP. However I have seen a zero hours contract job with the local authority which pays £9.24 per hour. It is term time only, so if I get any work, I will only be paid for 38 weeks of the year not 52. I think if I claim carers allowance, I could just about manage with working a few hours. However does anyone know if carers allowance is paid on an average salary over 52 weeks (because I wont be getting any wages for the school holidays) or is it paid on a monthly basis? I know you can't earn over £123 per week, so by my reckoning that means I could work 13 hours a week and still claim carers allowance? Can someone please explain if I've got that right? I won't be contributing to a pension and as family look after him when I'm not there, I'm guessing I can't take off their costs (which I pay them) for looking after him? Thank you