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    penelopepittstop
    Can u claim benefits when been sacked?
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    • 22nd Apr 09, 6:39 PM
    Can u claim benefits when been sacked? 22nd Apr 09 at 6:39 PM
    my husband has just been sacked from his job after 10 years..a new company took over in the last year and are finding reasons to get rid of lots of people.

    we have a mortgage and claim child tax credits and i dont work as we have 3 young children.

    Can we claim any benefits now he has been sacked ...does anyone know what please?

    is it best to not mention to tax credits and just ring to change the details when one of us gets a job or will it work out better to tell them none of us are working?

    please please help..were really stuck as to what to do


    thanks x
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    • alwaysonthego
    • By alwaysonthego 22nd Apr 09, 6:41 PM
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    alwaysonthego
    • #2
    • 22nd Apr 09, 6:41 PM
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    • 22nd Apr 09, 6:41 PM
    On what grounds was he sacked?
  • penelopepittstop
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    • 22nd Apr 09, 6:44 PM
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    • 22nd Apr 09, 6:44 PM
    poor performance ..he has a good case to take to tribunal..we just dont know what to do in meantime
  • cfnc
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    • 22nd Apr 09, 6:46 PM
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    • 22nd Apr 09, 6:46 PM
    I would inform tax credits to change of income and you may be entitled to JSA IB depending on the reason for your husbands dismissal.

    Kirsty
    • alwaysonthego
    • By alwaysonthego 22nd Apr 09, 6:48 PM
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    alwaysonthego
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    • 22nd Apr 09, 6:48 PM
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    • 22nd Apr 09, 6:48 PM
    Yes he should be able to claim IBJSA, which would be a joint claim and you would get CTB, CTC and mortgage assistance after 13 weeks.

    Do you have savings 6000 or over?

    You need to inform tax credits that your dh has lost his job. IBJSA is not counted as income for tax credit purposes.

    I would also inform your mortgage provider and inform them of your problem and you maybe able to take a payment holiday contract permitting or change to an interest only mortgage.

    Have you contacted ACAS?
  • MissScarlett
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    • 22nd Apr 09, 6:49 PM
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    • 22nd Apr 09, 6:49 PM
    I have no idea what benefits you can now claim but I would say please tell the tax credit dept. Being sacked must be awful for your hubby but peace of mind knowing you are above board in what you are claiming for will be less added stress. I would hope that although not entitled to wtc that you would be entitled to other help.
  • penelopepittstop
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    • 22nd Apr 09, 6:53 PM
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    • 22nd Apr 09, 6:53 PM
    Yes he should be able to claim IBJSA, which would be a joint claim and you would get CTB, CTC and mortgage assistance after 13 weeks.

    Do you have savings 6000 or over?

    You need to inform tax credits that your dh has lost his job. IBJSA is not counted as income for tax credit purposes.

    I would also inform your mortgage provider and inform them of your problem and you maybe able to take a payment holiday contract permitting or change to an interest only mortgage.

    Have you contacted ACAS?
    Originally posted by alwaysonthego
    what is ibjsa..can we claim that straight away and would that be more or less than the tax credits do u know?
    they have given him 11 weeks pay and we dont have any savings..do we need to tell the benefits place that he has 11 weeks pay..do they take that into account?

    thanks for helping xxx
  • penelopepittstop
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    • 22nd Apr 09, 6:54 PM
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    • 22nd Apr 09, 6:54 PM
    Yes he should be able to claim IBJSA, which would be a joint claim and you would get CTB, CTC and mortgage assistance after 13 weeks.

    Do you have savings 6000 or over?

    You need to inform tax credits that your dh has lost his job. IBJSA is not counted as income for tax credit purposes.

    I would also inform your mortgage provider and inform them of your problem and you maybe able to take a payment holiday contract permitting or change to an interest only mortgage.

    Have you contacted ACAS?
    Originally posted by alwaysonthego
    what is ACAS? X
  • penelopepittstop
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    • 22nd Apr 09, 6:56 PM
    • #9
    • 22nd Apr 09, 6:56 PM
    I have no idea what benefits you can now claim but I would say please tell the tax credit dept. Being sacked must be awful for your hubby but peace of mind knowing you are above board in what you are claiming for will be less added stress. I would hope that although not entitled to wtc that you would be entitled to other help.
    Originally posted by MissScarlett
    thankyou.your words have made sense..were finding this really difficult as we have never been in the situation where none of us was working..but your right..we dont need the extra stress x
    • alwaysonthego
    • By alwaysonthego 22nd Apr 09, 6:56 PM
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    alwaysonthego
    http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=1461

    Experts on employment law, I often refer my clients to them. Give them a ring and they will guide you through the tribunal, remember there is a 3 month time limit though!
    • alwaysonthego
    • By alwaysonthego 22nd Apr 09, 6:59 PM
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    alwaysonthego
    what is ibjsa..can we claim that straight away and would that be more or less than the tax credits do u know?
    they have given him 11 weeks pay and we dont have any savings..do we need to tell the benefits place that he has 11 weeks pay..do they take that into account?

    thanks for helping xxx
    Originally posted by penelopepittstop
    IBJSA is income based job seekers allowance, your dh can claim this straight away, I think the payment is about 94 per week (someone will confirm this figure). You will get full child tax credits.

    The JC will ask what capital you have so you would have to declare it, as long as it was not over 6000 it does not affect your benefits.
  • penelopepittstop
    Experts on employment law, I often refer my clients to them. Give them a ring and they will guide you through the tribunal, remember there is a 3 month time limit though![/QUOTE]

    u mean u have to wait 3 months before u contact them? x
  • penelopepittstop
    IBJSA is income based job seekers allowance, your dh can claim this straight away, I think the payment is about 94 per week (someone will confirm this figure). You will get full child tax credits.

    The JC will ask what capital you have so you would have to declare it, as long as it was not over 6000 it does not affect your benefits.
    Originally posted by alwaysonthego
    sorry for all the questions and thanks again fro your help but i dont know who else to ask...what is full tax credits? x
  • cfnc
    that is if they do not apply any sanctions on your husbands dismissal, and the amount now is just over 100 per week
    • alwaysonthego
    • By alwaysonthego 22nd Apr 09, 7:07 PM
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    alwaysonthego
    no you need to contact them now the time limit of taking your case to a tribunal is 3 months after that you can not do anything.

    They are very unlikely to pose sanctions on the op because it was not gross misconduct.
    Last edited by alwaysonthego; 22-04-2009 at 7:10 PM.
  • penelopepittstop
    no you need to contact them now the time limit of taking your case to a tribunal is 3 months after that you can not do anything.

    They are very unlikely to pose sanctions on the op because it was not gross misconduct.
    Originally posted by alwaysonthego

    thanks.we will do it tomorrow and sort everything out.thanks again x
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