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    • Happydays3
    • By Happydays3 13th Mar 17, 10:52 AM
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    When's the soonest I can apply?
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    • 13th Mar 17, 10:52 AM
    When's the soonest I can apply? 13th Mar 17 at 10:52 AM
    My husband is leaving his job 1st week in april to be my son's carer. His last pay will be end of April. How soon can he apply to income support tax credits and carers allowance and hb?....do we have to wait till his last working day?
    Thanks
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    • Darksparkle
    • By Darksparkle 13th Mar 17, 11:00 AM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 11:00 AM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 11:00 AM
    Are your currently claiming tax credits or will this be a new claim?
    • Happydays3
    • By Happydays3 13th Mar 17, 11:15 AM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 11:15 AM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 11:15 AM
    Yes currently claiming them
    • Happydays3
    • By Happydays3 13th Mar 17, 11:16 AM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 11:16 AM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 11:16 AM
    As we know the date he leaves can we apply before that date? And give them that
    • TELLIT01
    • By TELLIT01 13th Mar 17, 11:59 AM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 11:59 AM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 11:59 AM
    I would be careful of claiming Income Support before he actually stops work. Despite being provided with a future end date for employment, I have known staf to disallow the IS claim because the claimant is working when the claim is received. Pressure to clear claims is such that, using common sense and setting the claim to one side for a couple of weeks, and then processing it is not an option.
    That would mean having to go through the application process all over again.
    • pmlindyloo
    • By pmlindyloo 13th Mar 17, 12:30 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 12:30 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 12:30 PM
    Since your Income Support will be dependent on your claiming CA then I should look into making a claim for this. I believe that the form asks for 'when you wish your claim to begin' but you may also need a P45.

    why not give them a call to find out when you can make the CA claim?
    • Darksparkle
    • By Darksparkle 13th Mar 17, 1:33 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 1:33 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 1:33 PM
    You'd report the change to tax credits when it happens.
    • Happydays3
    • By Happydays3 13th Mar 17, 4:31 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 4:31 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 4:31 PM
    Thank you all
    I shall ring carers first
    • TELLIT01
    • By TELLIT01 13th Mar 17, 6:47 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 6:47 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 6:47 PM
    As pmlindyloo says, there needs to be evidence that you have claimed CA in order to get Income Support as a Carer. The Carer's claim doesn't have to be processed and live.
    • Happydays3
    • By Happydays3 14th Mar 17, 9:28 AM
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    Thanks that's very useful...will sort carers 1st! On phone to them now
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