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What financial help would I get?

YatesKJ
YatesKJ Member Posts: 3 Listener
Hi, thank you for letting me join your group. 
My son is going through a difficult time going to school and it takes my days up. I only work part time, but work are not letting me adjust my shifts as I want, so I'm thinking of leaving and being a full time mom to my 13 year old. 
What financial help would I get?

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 24,731 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome,

    Does your son claim DLA? do you have any other children? if so, what ages are they?

    Are you a member of a trade union at work? if you are then i'd advise you to speak to them about the difficulties you're having with your employer.

    Universal Credit is the only benefit available to claim and if your son  (or any other children) aren't claiming DLA/PIP then you'll be expected to look for work  when claiming UC and you could be sanctioned for 26 weeks if you leave your job without good reason. Your reason maybe good enough not to be sanctioned but i can't say that for sure.

    Claiming UC will also depend on your circumstances, household income,savings/capital etc. If you're claiming tax credits and housing benefit, these will stop once you claim UC and transfer across and be paid as 1 monthly payment.
  • YatesKJ
    YatesKJ Member Posts: 3 Listener
    I have one son, I claim DLA, child tax credit and working tax credit currently.
    I live with my mom  because we can't afford to live anywhere else.

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 24,731 Disability Gamechanger
    Sorry i didn't see this reply. Is the DLA claim your or your sons? If it's your sons then depending on circumstances you maybe entitled to claim Universal Credit. but this will depend on savings/capital and income from any partner you may live with.

    If you claim UC then your tax credits will stop and be paid through UC as one monthly payment. I'd still advise visiting a local advice agency near you for a full benefits check and further advice.
  • YatesKJ
    YatesKJ Member Posts: 3 Listener
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,565 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @YatesKJ! Thank you @poppy123456 for your help here!

    Please do let us know how you get on. :)
    Scope

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