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    bankkiller
    If Earning less than 10,000 per year, can you get benefits?
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    • 1st Jan 10, 3:06 PM
    If Earning less than 10,000 per year, can you get benefits? 1st Jan 10 at 3:06 PM
    Hi
    i need some advice.
    I have found a job role which is a foundation placement scheme.
    It is 37.5 hours per week and the salary is 9500 annual before deductions.


    From my calculations,
    net salary for the year would be 8479,
    monthly a net of 706,
    and 176 weekly.

    It works out below minimum wage. However, the salary is a "training bursary".
    So how would this affect any chances of benefits?

    From the monthly net of 706, i would be spending approximately this:
    1 Bedroom rent : 70 a week
    Travel costs: 82 a month.
    Pay gas and electricity bills also.

    What benefits could I claim when doing this job as it classed as a 1 year training scheme?
    I am 23 years old.
    Would I be able to claim housing benefit or further extra funds ontop of the salary?

    Any advice appreciated.
    Thanks
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