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Old 18-04-2012, 10:08 PM
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Default Back to work benefits....

I have found *really* conflicting information online, vs what my LP advisor said.........

She told me:
  • 4 weeks LHA run on
  • 4 weeks council tax run on
  • 40 p/w back to work credit

Online i have found that the 2 first points seem to be true, but not the 3rd: (taken from DWP website)

"Return to Work Credit
Return to Work Credit is a tax-free payment of 40 per week for people that have, or have had, a health condition or disability.

You might not qualify if you claim either of the following benefits in the five weeks before starting work:
Jobseeker's Allowance
Income Support as a lone parent
"

But that a job grant of 250 *is* available?

Can anyone advise? Many thanks.

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Old 18-04-2012, 10:23 PM
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Inwork credit is available to lone parents of 40 per week if you have been on benefits for 52 weeks
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Ah, I think I was muddling in Work credit and Return to work credit!

Is the job grant still available?
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inwork credit is onlypaid if you do a certain amount of hours per week. i work for a school catering company and didnt qualify for it but i did get the back to work one off payment
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inwork credit is onlypaid if you do a certain amount of hours per week. i work for a school catering company and didnt qualify for it but i did get the back to work one off payment
So is it one or the other, not both?
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I started work in January after being on IS for just over 2 years (lone parent).

I work about 18 hrs a week and receive "In work credit" and also received the 250 back to work job grant.
I also receive CTC, WTC and CB
The local authority are still trying to calulate my entitlement to coucil tax benefit (dispite me sending them 3 monthy wage slips !!)

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I started work in January after being on IS for just over 2 years (lone parent).

I work about 18 hrs a week and receive "In work credit" and also received the 250 back to work job grant.
I also receive CTC, WTC and CB
The local authority are still trying to calulate my entitlement to coucil tax benefit (dispite me sending them 3 monthy wage slips !!)

HTH
Thank you, my LP advisor told me that the 250 was not available to me!
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Thank you, my LP advisor told me that the 250 was not available to me!
This was in Jan though, the rules may have changed?

How long have you been on JSA/IS?
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This was in Jan though, the rules may have changed?

How long have you been on JSA/IS?
No, she specifically told me the 40 IWC replaced the 250JG, I could not have both.

2 years.
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Old 19-04-2012, 10:39 PM
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She has misinformed you. I have knowledge of someone recently being paid the 250 grant and she has received confirmation also that she is eligible for the 40 p/w in work credit for one year as long as the employment is continuous.

http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/return-to-work-credit.pdf
2012 in 2012 = 34.44

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