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    • tazwhoever
    • By tazwhoever 19th Mar 17, 10:46 AM
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    Salary increase and when to inform?
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    • 19th Mar 17, 10:46 AM
    Salary increase and when to inform? 19th Mar 17 at 10:46 AM
    Partner worked 7 hours a week (£3000 PA) and last week has started 9 hours a week (£4000 PA).

    This month’s payslip wouldn’t include the new hours but the old hours. Next month’s payslip would include the new hours.

    I wouldn’t have the payslips with the new salary until end of next month.

    I would like to know when do I inform Tax Credits and Housing Benefit.

    Thanks
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    • Darksparkle
    • By Darksparkle 19th Mar 17, 11:16 AM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 11:16 AM
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    Tax credits should be informed of the date the hours actually changed.

    As for the income, you provide the expected income for the tax year. From 6th April you can provide an estimated income for next tax year (2017/18)
    • tazwhoever
    • By tazwhoever 19th Mar 17, 12:44 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 12:44 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 12:44 PM
    Tax credits will have new financial year in about 3 weeks, do I inform them now increase of £19 per week?

    What about HB, the new hours payslip will come in 5 weeks? If I inform them this week, they probably will suspense my HB until new payslip arrives.
    • dippy3103
    • By dippy3103 19th Mar 17, 1:19 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 1:19 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 1:19 PM
    HB is paid in arrears so you could tell them and maybe supply a letter from the employer confirming when the payrisr is from
    • themusicisoutside
    • By themusicisoutside 19th Mar 17, 3:34 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 3:34 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 3:34 PM
    You can inform them by letter from your employer but your benefits will be suspended until at least one payslip is shown. Usually, the council like to see:

    Two payslips if paid monthly,
    Three payslips if paid fortnightly,
    Five payslips is paid weekly.

    Some councils will release housing benefit when the first payslip is shown, conditional to their request to see the rest, according to frequency of wages.

    You can either book an appointment with an advisor and show them the payslips which they will then photocopy for their own records or you can scan them in and send them as an email attachment.

    If there is any overpayment of benefit, that will naturally be recouped through the award.

    The DWP need to be informed of the wage increase ASAP with regard to your Tax Credits award.
    • Darksparkle
    • By Darksparkle 19th Mar 17, 5:17 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 5:17 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 5:17 PM
    You need to inform tax credits of the change of hours within one month.
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