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Old 09-03-2009, 10:28 AM
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Friends son was doing apprenticeship with 1 day a week, day release at college. He was recently let go by employer. He is due to have operation on arm in a month or so which would incapacitate him for approx 6 weeks.

Any ideas what, if any, benefits he/parents can claim both pre and post operation? Parents are on low income around 16k and currently receive CTC/WTC for other child in FTE.
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Old 09-03-2009, 11:15 AM
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If he registers with Connexions then his parents will be able to claim extended CB for him for a period (not sure how long). He can't claim any unemployment benefits at this age. Is he carrying on at college?

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Old 09-03-2009, 5:18 PM
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I don't know if he can without the apprenticeship. I think they are looking into getting him onto a full time course but probably not until after the op.
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Friends son was doing apprenticeship with 1 day a week, day release at college. He was recently let go by employer. He is due to have operation on arm in a month or so which would incapacitate him for approx 6 weeks.

Any ideas what, if any, benefits he/parents can claim both pre and post operation? Parents are on low income around 16k and currently receive CTC/WTC for other child in FTE.
When he is unable to work he will be able to claim Employment and Support Allowance.

The following link gives details:

http://www.jobcentreplus.gov.uk/JCP/...15412.xml.html
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When he is unable to work he will be able to claim Employment and Support Allowance.

The following link gives details:

http://www.jobcentreplus.gov.uk/JCP/...15412.xml.html
But won't she lose the CB and CTC if he does this? If he registers with Connexions she'll keep it.
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But won't she lose the CB and CTC if he does this? If he registers with Connexions she'll keep it.
Yes but I got the impression that they already had lost CB and CTC and were not going to register with Connexions.
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