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OK, to be brief, applied for a job last week and manager called me today asking me to come to an interview as they were impressed with my CV and experience. Job is £19k which is fine if relatively local but this is 2 hours each way and being where I live means leaving at 6am and getting home at 8pm - pretty horrendous. Now, if it was worthwhile I would be excited at this prospect BUT I have done the maths and after paying a horrendous £600p/m fare and other stuff like rent and council tax etc I am actually WORSE OFF than I am now on benefits.

 

I want to work as soon as I can but it needs to be financially viable to do so - not just "make it beneficial to get back to work" as per IDS and Cameron as this is not financially viable.

 

My question is, would I be entitled to any form of help at this salary i.e tax credits, housing benefit, CTR, travel expenses help via DWP/JCP etc or is the salary "too high"?

 

I am single, no children and live with parents and claim JSA(IB) and HB at the moment.

 

If the job was closer I would take £19k not a problem but it is the fares and travel time that is killing it but will take an interview for experience anyway.

 

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OK I just done a benefits adviser calculation and from the information I put in i.e. fare money and expenses I do not pay now on benefits that I would be accountable for if working and apparantly at that salary and the income on £19k I would be entitled to £52.08p/w WTC. Does that sound right? I guess if paying NI and tax and coming off benefits the government paying me £200 p/m is better than £700 p/m? Bit of a minefield!

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Well, if you live with your parents you can't claim HB, even if you pay them rent.

 

The only thing that might be a possibility would be Working Tax Credits, but I'm less familiar with the rules and limits for that benefit - £19k sounds on the high side. There's a calculator here.

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Thanks, antone - will look further tomorrow as I am going off line now. Only thing I would have to see is if income from previous tax years is taken in to account.

P.S Living with parents as joint tenants (private) and both myself and Father claim HB (50% each for rent)

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Thanks, antone - will look further tomorrow as I am going off line now. Only thing I would have to see is if income from previous tax years is taken in to account.

P.S Living with parents as joint tenants (private) and both myself and Father claim HB (50% each for rent)

 

Right, I see - the "no HB" rule applies only if your parent is your landlord. You'd still be eligible for HB in theory, but in most parts of the UK I suspect £19k is too high.

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