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Hi

A friend seems to have a problem, she is self employed, single parent, works 25 hours per week, £100 per week income (if she's lucky) one child on DLA, receives CA, council is saying she can only work 9 hours per week to receive the full (91%) council tax benefit, yet working tax credits say minimum hours need to be 16 hours. Does all this sound right? What can she do?

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each council has their own scheme for CT reductions, so cant tell if it is right, however sounds perfectly normal that her CT reduction would be means tested as you say

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Oh dear she is stuck then, this new UC is saying she has to be based on min wage, yet to stay under the £100 per week she is allowed to earn, she can only work 15 hours, yet to claim working tax credits, you have to work 16 hours.

Sounds like she is stuck between a rock & a hard place then?

She's also appealing another childs DLA being stopped apparently, but that's a seperate issue.

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