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    • Happydays3
    • By Happydays3 15th Jun 17, 9:00 AM
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    Carers allowance and 30 free hours childcare
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    • 15th Jun 17, 9:00 AM
    Carers allowance and 30 free hours childcare 15th Jun 17 at 9:00 AM
    Hi
    Not sure if posting in right forum. Hope so.
    Basically, I claim carers allowance and I'm wanting to do some part time work of 16 hours which will be £120 a week. Carers allows me to earn £116 a week after tax.
    My question is to qualify for these 30 hours I need to earn 120 before tax, I will earn £120 then £5 taken out for pension a month by the comoany. So will this still allow me me qualify for 30 hours plus my carers?
    Thank you
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    • pmlindyloo
    • By pmlindyloo 15th Jun 17, 9:18 AM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 9:18 AM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 9:18 AM
    Why don't you complete your details here?

    https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/
    • Darksparkle
    • By Darksparkle 15th Jun 17, 9:23 AM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 9:23 AM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 9:23 AM
    You'd have to pay at least £8 per week into your pension to still claim carers allowance.
    • Happydays3
    • By Happydays3 15th Jun 17, 11:11 AM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 11:11 AM
    Why would it be £8 please?

    Thank you
    • Darksparkle
    • By Darksparkle 15th Jun 17, 11:43 AM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 11:43 AM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 11:43 AM
    You can only deduct 50% of your pension contributions.
    • tharsos
    • By tharsos 16th Jun 17, 9:47 AM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 9:47 AM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 9:47 AM
    I believe that you should qualify for 30 hours free childcare if the sum of your employed/self-employed income + carer's allowance is at least £120 per week. Carer's allowance is taxable.
    • sheramber
    • By sheramber 16th Jun 17, 5:41 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 5:41 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 5:41 PM
    The OP is asking about still getting carer's allowance not 30 hours childcare.

    The OP needs to earn no more £116 after tax to get carers allowance.
    • Darksparkle
    • By Darksparkle 17th Jun 17, 6:58 AM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 6:58 AM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 6:58 AM
    The OP is asking about still getting carer's allowance not 30 hours childcare.

    The OP needs to earn no more £116 after tax to get carers allowance.
    Originally posted by sheramber
    Maybe need to re-read the OP.

    "My question is to qualify for these 30 hours I need to earn 120 before tax, I will earn £120 then £5 taken out for pension a month by the comoany. So will this still allow me me qualify for 30 hours plus my carers?"
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