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Benefits available for single parents going back to work

Benefits available for single parents going back to work

Your benefits will not necessarily stop when you go back to work. See below for what you may be entitled to:

When you work less than 16 hours per week

  • You will still get Income Support/JSA and housing benefit.
  • But if you are earning more than £20 per week your income support/JSA or housing benefit will be reduced according to the amount you are earning.

When you work more than 16 hours per week

  • Most single parents are better off if they work over 16 hours a week.
  • You can apply for child tax credit and working tax credit which you get on top of your wages.
  • You can get money toward childcare.
  • You might still get some housing benefit if your income is low.

How much tax credit will I get if I go back to work?

  • It depends how many hours you work and how much you get paid.
  • It is very important to find out the amount tax credits you will get before you take a job. You can do this by calling 0800 300 3900.

For further information visit - Advice Guide

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