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Old 20-03-2008, 3:56 PM
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Hi I work for CAB,

An unemployed friend of mine has been told in confidence that there is a new in working benefit from april '08 where if you take a job after this date you qualify for 40 per week on top of WTC.

Has anyone heard anything as it was told off the record?
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Old 21-03-2008, 7:06 AM
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Hi Allen,

It's already available under Pathways to Work in some parts of the country and in April it will roll out to the rest. It won't be available to all unemployed people though, just those who have been on Incapacity Benefit, IS (incapacity based) or SDA. There's also an earnings limit for eligibility.

You can find out more about it here and here.

Hope this helps.

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Old 21-03-2008, 4:55 PM
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Thanks fleago

Thought i'd check before advising people, obviously JCP staff as ususal getting it totally wrong.
Friend is on IS with 1 child and getting a carers premium.
The rubbish she was told was she would be entitled to 40 pw for 18 months if she took a p/t job, she'd get ctc/wtc, hb/ctb and end up with over 200 in her pocket on minimum wage.
I told friend that this sounded wrong but the Jobcentre told her. HAHA
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Old 21-03-2008, 5:01 PM
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Hubby had this it was called return to work credit and because he was off work after spine surgery he could get it. He was recieving incapacity benefit for 12 weeks & 5 days and his advisor at the job centre said that although it was meant to be 13 weeks she was sure the odd day would be ok. he got it for 4 weeks (he was told 12 months) and then because he had gone back to work 2 days early (not 13 weeks) he was not entitled. we appealed as we followed the advise of the job center officer and have lost the appeal but may be entitled to compensation as false information given as had he waited the extra 2 days the return to work credits would have continued to be paid but because the lady said 2 days wouldn't affect it- he went back then and was not entitled.
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Old 21-03-2008, 5:20 PM
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That's a rotten thing to have happened hm71. I hope you get a decent resolution to your complaint! It seems so bad that your OH has lost out because of two days! Especially as JC+ had said it would be ok.

If I were your friend, allen, I'd go back to the JC+ and tell the advisor their information is duff!
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Old 22-03-2008, 8:57 AM
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Thanks fleago it was rotten, what really makes my blood boil is that he looses out for being honest. whereas I was queuing in my local post office the other day after 4 when the cue of social fund giros appear- listening to conversations about how the much needed giro was actually being used for tatoos, weekends of boozing and my favourite the man who was proud of the fact he didn't sign on cos he was 'sick' planning his weekend away with his social fund payment. If the jobcentre staff stood in that que for 10 mins they would have recouped rather a lot of cash.
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Old 28-03-2008, 9:46 AM
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Hi Allen yes i was told if i return to work i would get 200 cash and 40 per week for one year.I checked it out with job centre and was told its true.Hope this helps :-)
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