Part time working ?


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Farcry

If I took a part time job that was say 15-20 hour per week seems to be quite
a few PT / Jobs any not many full time jobs around where I live could I
still get some help with housing costs as the wage it self would not cover
my rent/council tax/travel act... I get housing benefit/council tax at the
mo

cheers.

Far.
 
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Robbie

Farcry said:
If I took a part time job that was say 15-20 hour per week seems to be
quite a few PT / Jobs any not many full time jobs around where I live
could I still get some help with housing costs as the wage it self
would not cover my rent/council tax/travel act... I get housing
benefit/council tax at the mo

cheers.

Far.
There's no straightforward yes or no answer. It depends on how much you
earn and whether you may have entitlement to tax credits and for the
latter, that in itself depends on hours worked, possibly your age and
whether you have dependant children or a disability that puts you at a
disadvantage and have received certain benefits in the recent past.
 
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Fedup

If I took a part time job that was say 15-20 hour per week seems to be quite
a few PT / Jobs any not many full time jobs around where I live could I
still get some help with housing costs as the wage it self would not cover
my rent/council tax/travel act... I get housing benefit/council tax at the
mo
It will depend on your income and personal circumstances. If you know
how much you are going to get paid you can ask your local CAB to run
over the figures and give you some idea. On 20 hours a week at minimum
wage and single it is almost certain you would be entitled to some
council tax/housing benefit but probably not much more.
 
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Farcry

Robbie said:
There's no straightforward yes or no answer. It depends on how much you
earn and whether you may have entitlement to tax credits and for the
latter, that in itself depends on hours worked, possibly your age and
whether you have dependant children or a disability that puts you at a
disadvantage and have received certain benefits in the recent past.

Bugger I feared as much if I took a part time job then couldn't get HB I
would be in deep shit with my rent and if then I packed the job in I would
get no JSA for god knows how long that's my main concern but then again a
part time job could lead to something better even more permanent later on...

thanks for reply.

Farcry.
 
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Farcry

Fedup said:
It will depend on your income and personal circumstances. If you know
how much you are going to get paid you can ask your local CAB to run
over the figures and give you some idea. On 20 hours a week at minimum
wage and single it is almost certain you would be entitled to some
council tax/housing benefit but probably not much more.
Aye I'll ask my local advice centre for some definitive answers. I would
like to know if its viable hopefully it will be.

cheers

Far.
 
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Robbie

Farcry said:
Bugger I feared as much if I took a part time job then couldn't get HB I
would be in deep shit with my rent and if then I packed the job in I
would get no JSA for god knows how long that's my main concern but
then again a part time job could lead to something better even more
permanent later on...

thanks for reply.

Farcry.
You may get HB / CTB. Without full details of your circumstances it's
impossible to make a calculation as to what amount that may be.
 
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mart2306

Bugger I feared as much if I took a part time job then couldn't get HB I
would be in deep shit with my rent and if then  I packed  the job in I would
get no JSA for god knows how long  that's my main concern but  then again a
part time job could lead to something better even more permanent later on....

thanks for reply.

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Can always do more than 1 part time job.

Martin <><
 
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Niteawk

Farcry said:
Aye I'll ask my local advice centre for some definitive answers. I would
like to know if its viable hopefully it will be.
This shows what a fucked up state we are in when you have to seek
professional help to see if you can survive in work. Anyone fancy doing a
remake of Oliver, please sir, I want to know if I can live without
jobseekers allowance and HB if I get a job.
 
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Harry Stottle

Niteawk said:
This shows what a fucked up state we are in when you have to seek
professional help to see if you can survive in work. Anyone fancy doing a
remake of Oliver, please sir, I want to know if I can live without
jobseekers allowance and HB if I get a job.
Or you could look at it another way, and thank our government for being so
generous in providing its less fortunate citizens with sufficient benefits
that the benefits and allowances are now exceeding what some jobs pay, even
after our generous government have made sure that all workers now get paid a
minimum of £232 before stoppages, for a 40 hour week. If the minimum wage
had not been introduced, this figure would probably be around £160.
 
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Fedup

Or you could look at it another way, and thank our government for being so
generous in providing its less fortunate citizens with sufficient benefits
that the benefits and allowances are now exceeding what some jobs pay, even
after our generous government have made sure that all workers now get paid a
minimum of £232 before stoppages, for a 40 hour week. If the minimum wage
had not been introduced, this figure would probably be around £160.
And even on that the incomes of many have to be subsidised by the
taxpayer in order to survive. The term 'fucked up state' is not
inaccurate when applied to the United Kingdom and hasn't been for
about 30 years.
 
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mart2306

Or you could look at it another way, and thank our government for being so
generous in providing its less fortunate citizens with sufficient benefits
that the benefits and allowances are now exceeding what some jobs pay, even
after our generous government have made sure that all workers now get paid a
minimum of £232 before stoppages, for a 40 hour week. If the  minimumwage
had not been introduced, this figure would probably be around £160.
When I lived in Blackpool there were a number of workers on £2 an hour
- including mature people, not just teenagers. They'd only get £160
for working an 80 hour week - and some did, simply to pay the bills.
That was only 15 years ago.

Martin <><
 
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mart2306

And even on that the incomes of many have to be subsidised by the
taxpayer in order to survive. The term 'fucked up state' is not
inaccurate when applied to the United Kingdom and hasn't been for
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True, its fucked up. But its the state we've got.
Any changes the government tries to make are blasted by bleeding heart
liberals, those who receive money and those who could be threatened by
it. Not to mention the media, using the term loosely for such as the
daily mail.


Martin <><
 
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Fedup

True, its fucked up. But its the state we've got.
Any changes the government tries to make are blasted by bleeding heart
liberals,
Pleas don't confuse english liberalist politics with that of the
LibDems or the American version of 'liberal'.
http://www.liberal.org.uk/
those who receive money
Lots of highly paid state employees. Many could be claimed to be
overpaid.
 
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mart2306

Pleas don't confuse english liberalist politics with that of the
LibDems or the American version of 'liberal'.http://www.liberal.org.uk/


Lots of highly paid state employees. Many could be claimed to be
overpaid.





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I'm not confusing anything with the LibDems. Many bleeding heart
liberals aren't members of the LibDems, maybe not members of any
political party.
Doesn't prevent them screaming about any change that can affect
others. So we stay on the path we are on, regardless of end
consequence.....

Martin <><
 
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Fedup

I'm not confusing anything with the LibDems. Many bleeding heart
liberals aren't members of the LibDems, maybe not members of any
political party.
Then they are not liberals. A liberal wants small government and
people to stand on their own feet
Doesn't prevent them screaming about any change that can affect
others. So we stay on the path we are on, regardless of end
consequence.....
The screamers are usually state employees on a good wage and early
retirement
 
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Andy Pandy

Farcry said:
If I took a part time job that was say 15-20 hour per week seems to be
quite a few PT / Jobs any not many full time jobs around where I live
could I still get some help with housing costs as the wage it self would
not cover my rent/council tax/travel act... I get housing benefit/council
tax at the mo
HB & CTB are payable to people in work and are tapered, so you're unlikely
to be worse off working (unless work related costs eg travel to work are
high).
 
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Niteawk

Andy Pandy said:
HB & CTB are payable to people in work and are tapered, so you're unlikely
to be worse off working (unless work related costs eg travel to work are
high).
AFAIK he can claim for a second home with expenses if he travels for more
than an hour to get to work, plus £25.00 food allowance.
 

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