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    • emsywoo123
    • By emsywoo123 18th Apr 12, 10:08 PM
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    Back to work benefits....
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    • 18th Apr 12, 10:08 PM
    Back to work benefits.... 18th Apr 12 at 10:08 PM
    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.

    ETA Coming off IS as a lone parent!
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  • supertomsk
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    • 18th Apr 12, 10:23 PM
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    • 18th Apr 12, 10:23 PM
    Inwork credit is available to lone parents of £40 per week if you have been on benefits for 52 weeks
    • emsywoo123
    • By emsywoo123 18th Apr 12, 10:29 PM
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    • 18th Apr 12, 10:29 PM
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    • 18th Apr 12, 10:29 PM
    Ah, I think I was muddling in Work credit and Return to work credit!

    Is the job grant still available?
  • sarah_ace1
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    • 19th Apr 12, 7:37 AM
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    • 19th Apr 12, 7:37 AM
    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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    • emsywoo123
    • By emsywoo123 19th Apr 12, 7:52 PM
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    • 19th Apr 12, 7:52 PM
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    • 19th Apr 12, 7:52 PM
    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
    Originally posted by sarah_ace1
    So is it one or the other, not both?
    • shiprob195
    • By shiprob195 19th Apr 12, 8:04 PM
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    • 19th Apr 12, 8:04 PM
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    • 19th Apr 12, 8:04 PM
    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
    • emsywoo123
    • By emsywoo123 19th Apr 12, 8:05 PM
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    • 19th Apr 12, 8:05 PM
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    • 19th Apr 12, 8:05 PM
    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
    Originally posted by shipr!!!95
    Thank you, my LP advisor told me that the £250 was not available to me!
    • shiprob195
    • By shiprob195 19th Apr 12, 8:12 PM
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    • 19th Apr 12, 8:12 PM
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    • 19th Apr 12, 8:12 PM
    Thank you, my LP advisor told me that the £250 was not available to me!
    Originally posted by emsywoo123
    This was in Jan though, the rules may have changed?

    How long have you been on JSA/IS?
    • emsywoo123
    • By emsywoo123 19th Apr 12, 8:13 PM
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    • 19th Apr 12, 8:13 PM
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    • 19th Apr 12, 8:13 PM
    This was in Jan though, the rules may have changed?

    How long have you been on JSA/IS?
    Originally posted by shipr!!!95
    No, she specifically told me the £40 IWC replaced the £250JG, I could not have both.

    2 years.
  • hitatotatus
    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
    Last edited by hitatotatus; 19-04-2012 at 10:43 PM.
    £2012 in 2012 = £34.44
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