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    • Clare89x
    • By Clare89x 18th Jun 17, 4:35 PM
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    Help with benefit entitlement
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    • 18th Jun 17, 4:35 PM
    Help with benefit entitlement 18th Jun 17 at 4:35 PM
    Hi, my partner has left his employment after 11 years to attend college. Currently, i am not working but hopefully will be in the next few months. Just checking to see what we're entitled to until then. I kind of know what it is but when i throw in that my partner is now a student that isn't giving me a clear answer. Just need someone to help me understand it all.

    Also, i am looking for a full time job but i'd like to know what would happen if i had to go with a part time job. I know, in some cases, you have to work a certain amount of hours each week to be eligible for certain benefits.

    Hope someone can help
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    • Caz3121
    • By Caz3121 18th Jun 17, 4:55 PM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 4:55 PM
    do you have any children? disabilities? rent or mortgage? do you currently claim JSA?
    • frugalmacdugal
    • By frugalmacdugal 18th Jun 17, 5:02 PM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 5:02 PM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 5:02 PM
    Hi,

    try this benefits calculator, might help.
    Y'all take care now.
    • Clare89x
    • By Clare89x 18th Jun 17, 5:12 PM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 5:12 PM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 5:12 PM
    do you have any children? disabilities? rent or mortgage? do you currently claim JSA?
    Originally posted by Caz3121
    hi, i have 2 children and no disabilities. the only benefits i get at the moment are child tax credit and child benefit, im not claiming JSA. I know i can get housing benefit which i only need to claim for a month or two but not sure what else, if anything. Plus with my partner going to be a student, i'm not sure how that will affect it all
    Last edited by Clare89x; 18-06-2017 at 5:15 PM. Reason: mistake
    • Alice Holt
    • By Alice Holt 18th Jun 17, 6:19 PM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 6:19 PM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 6:19 PM
    I would have thought:
    You claim JSa,
    Claim HB & Council Tax reduction asap,
    Inform Tax Credits of your change in circumstances,
    Visit your local CAB for a benefit check & info on the number of employed hours necessary to claim WTC (if you are on a low wage once working).

    Your partner might want to seek benefit advice / find out about financial assistance from his college. Is there any reason he can't work part-time / weekends whilst studying?
    Can he access a grant / student loan. This income will be taken into account in the calculation of income-based benefits.
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