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    • Brighty
    • By Brighty 4th Oct 17, 3:10 PM
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    Carers Allowance - Working Week Start Day?
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    Carers Allowance - Working Week Start Day? 4th Oct 17 at 3:10 PM
    Hi all

    Anyone know when the DWP term as the start of a working week when looking at your earnings for CA?

    Wife is soon to start work doing a 5hr shift every other Sat & Sun (plus extra hours midweek here and there).

    Her employers week starts on a Sun, so if she works on a Sun, she'll be off the following Sat, then the next week she'll be off the Sun, but work the following Sat. So she only works a single 5hr shift per employers week.

    If a DWP week is Mon-Sun, then they'll say she works 10hrs one week and none the next, which will play havoc with her earnings allowance for CA, unless we can convince them it's a regular pattern, or they calculate it monthl instead, as she'll be paid monthly.

    So when does a DWP week start?

    Thanks

    Brighty
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    • Darksparkle
    • By Darksparkle 4th Oct 17, 4:26 PM
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    • 4th Oct 17, 4:26 PM
    I’d imagine it would depend on the employers working week that she’s paid based on. My employers week starts on a Sunday.
    • benidorm59
    • By benidorm59 4th Oct 17, 4:38 PM
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    • 4th Oct 17, 4:38 PM
    Carers Allowance is paid in advance on a Monday so the benefit week is Monday to the next Sunday

    If the benefit is ESA for example that's paid in Arrears and the payday was say Monday, then they use the previous Tuesday to the Monday.
    Last edited by benidorm59; 14-10-2017 at 9:45 AM.
    • epitome
    • By epitome 4th Oct 17, 10:16 PM
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    • 4th Oct 17, 10:16 PM
    CA benefit week is Monday to Sunday, if I had to guess, I would say they would use this. But I don't know the answer to your question.
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