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how much can you earn when claiming benefits?
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abbsey27
Old 03-11-2008, 2:36 PM
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Smile how much can you earn when claiming benefits?

my partner is currently claiming income based job seekers allowance. ive been offered some cash in hand work but wanted to know how much im allowed to earn before it affects my benefit? also do i have to inform inland revenue as i'll be classed as self-employed?
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I'm sure someone will confirm but disregard on a couple claim is 10 - after that income is taken into account pound for pound.

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Old 03-11-2008, 2:56 PM
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but wanted to know how much im allowed to earn
You have to declare all income.

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also do i have to inform inland revenue as i'll be classed as self-employed?
Of course you do! All income that is not taxed at source must be notified to Inland Revenue. You then fill in a tax return at the end of the year.

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llowed to earn before it affects my benefit
This smells fishy to me. If you earn money and don't declare it, you are breaking the law.

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Old 03-11-2008, 6:31 PM
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There's a 10 disregard for a couple unless entitled to specific premia such as a carers premium
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Old 26-01-2009, 9:46 AM
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I was looking this exactly question. 10 disregard is so much. Thanks
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Old 26-01-2009, 1:17 PM
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The 10 disregard is one thing, working cash in hand is something completely different!
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Old 27-01-2009, 3:38 PM
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As a single person I understand you can earn 60.50 per week plus 5.00 that is disregarded before you do not receive any JSA (income based) for that week.

Can anyone clarify if that is the case and you have worked under 16 hours a week if your JSA claim can still continue (paying 0.00 per week).

After the 13 week waiting period should you then eventually be able to receive some Support for Mortgage Interest (SMI) ?
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Old 27-01-2009, 5:21 PM
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As a single person I understand you can earn 60.50 per week plus 5.00 that is disregarded before you do not receive any JSA (income based) for that week.

Can anyone clarify if that is the case and you have worked under 16 hours a week if your JSA claim can still continue (paying 0.00 per week).

After the 13 week waiting period should you then eventually be able to receive some Support for Mortgage Interest (SMI) ?
Whilst the rates you quote are correct, earning anything over 5 would result in a reduction in JSA on a pound for pound basis.

i.e Earn 30 and your JSA goes down by 25
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Old 27-01-2009, 8:36 PM
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can I ask a question?

What if I dont get much work in over the next 4 months and lets say it adds upto 50 a week could I go to the dole hole and tell them what I have earned then they pay me some cash to bring me upto what a person on the dole would get??????????
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can I ask a question?

What if I dont get much work in over the next 4 months and lets say it adds upto 50 a week could I go to the dole hole and tell them what I have earned then they pay me some cash to bring me upto what a person on the dole would get??????????
If you mean to go and ask after 4 months then the answer is no.
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Can anyone clarify if that is the case and you have worked under 16 hours a week if your JSA claim can still continue (paying 0.00 per week).
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Maybe wasn't too clear.

What I meant was if you are earning around 75 - 80 a week, sometimes more sometimes less, whilst working under 16 hours a week can a claim for JSA (income based) continue ?

Obviously because of exceeding the single person earnings threshold of 65.50 you would receive zero JSA each week.

However would you eventually qualify for Support for Mortgage Interest (SMI) after the 13 week waiting period ?
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Can anyone clarify if that is the case and you have worked under 16 hours a week if your JSA claim can still continue (paying 0.00 per week).
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Maybe wasn't too clear.

What I meant was if you are earning around 75 - 80 a week, sometimes more sometimes less, whilst working under 16 hours a week can a claim for JSA (income based) continue ?

Obviously because of exceeding the single person earnings threshold of 65.50 you would receive zero JSA each week.

However would you eventually qualify for Support for Mortgage Interest (SMI) after the 13 week waiting period ?
I checked the decision makers guide and as usual it is as clear as mud:confused:
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Old 28-01-2009, 12:36 PM
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"I checked the decision makers guide"

Do you know if this is available anywhere for the general public ?
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"I checked the decision makers guide"

Do you know if this is available anywhere for the general public ?
Yes I think you will find it on the DWP website.
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does anyone know if i work 5 hrs a week and earn about 30 will this change my income support claim?
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does anyone know if i work 5 hrs a week and earn about 30 will this change my income support claim?
yes it will affect your income support claim
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Old 25-02-2011, 3:07 PM
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Thanks for your reply do you know how,or by how much etc ?
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Old 25-02-2011, 5:48 PM
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I'm sure on IS you are allowed to earn 20 before your claim is affected but I'm not sure if that applys to all claimants or specific circumstances, hopefully someone else will know for sure
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Thanks for your reply do you know how,or by how much etc ?

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