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benefits and working advise!!

jaktagjaktag Member Posts: 19 Connected
Hi my daughter who is 26  has a  7 yr old disabled daughter.shes a single parent and is claiming income support,carers allowance and full housing benefit and child tax credits.shes wanting to take a job of 10 hours but is very confused if it will be worth her while as she says her income support will  stop can you please advise.Thank you.I put this on before but cant find it.

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  • jaktagjaktag Member Posts: 19 Connected
    Hi can someone please advise me.My daughter who is 26 has a disabled daughter age 7.my daughters on income support,full housing benefit,carers allowance and child tax credits shew wanting to do take a job working just under 10 hours a week in tern time only,Will it be worth her while and will her income support be stopped.Thank you.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    You daughter will be allowed to earn £20 per week while claiming Income support. Anything more than this and her Income Support will be reduced £1 for £1.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,924

    Scope community team

    edited February 2020
    Hi @jaktag. How are you getting on? Has your daughter decided to take the job? Some people in her situation have looked into Universal Credit as an alternative because the work allowance can be kinder than on Income Support.
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope

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  • jaktagjaktag Member Posts: 19 Connected
    Hi Adrian,my daughters taken the job she went to see a man at welfare rights and he gave her advice about  her benefits and the job,she starts on 24th feb and is looking forward to it,she wont be much better off but working will  be good for her it will be an outlet for her.Thanks for asking.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Great news @jaktag! I hope it all goes well. :)
    Community Partner
    Scope

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