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    • njane54321
    • By njane54321 23rd Apr 19, 5:31 PM
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    resigning to care for child with dla
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    • 23rd Apr 19, 5:31 PM
    resigning to care for child with dla 23rd Apr 19 at 5:31 PM
    Hi,
    I was wondering if anyone had any advice about resigning to look after child with middle level dla. I currently work part time and when I am working my mum looks after my child but she is in her late 70's and it's getting too much for her. I spoke to universal credit today and they said you can have sanctions for up to 3 years for voluntarily resigning. I currently claim no benefits. Any advice?
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    • kingfisherblue
    • By kingfisherblue 23rd Apr 19, 7:55 PM
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    • 23rd Apr 19, 7:55 PM
    Did you tell her that you are considering resigning because you have to care for a disabled child? Do you get Carer's Allowance?
    • njane54321
    • By njane54321 23rd Apr 19, 8:36 PM
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    • 23rd Apr 19, 8:36 PM
    Hi
    yes I explained the dla she gets and I earn about 70 pounds a week too much to get carers allowance at the moment.
    • venison
    • By venison 23rd Apr 19, 9:59 PM
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    • 23rd Apr 19, 9:59 PM
    I would phone them again and see what another advisor says, I've never heard of a 3 year sanction.
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    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 23rd Apr 19, 10:19 PM
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    • 23rd Apr 19, 10:19 PM
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    • 23rd Apr 19, 10:19 PM
    Hi
    I earn about 70 pounds a week too much to get carers allowance at the moment.
    Originally posted by njane54321

    That's not correct, you don't earn over the max a mount per week to claim Carers allowance. The maximum amount is £123 per week (just increased) after deductions. https://www.gov.uk/carers-allowance/eligibility



    My advice is to make an appointment with your local CAB to get a full benefits check. They will be able to tell you exactly what you can claim and how much based on your circumstances.
    • Shortypie
    • By Shortypie 24th Apr 19, 10:51 AM
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    • 24th Apr 19, 10:51 AM
    Following with interest as I’m contemplating the same thing. I have 2 12 year old boys with ASD/ADHD/learning difficulties attending special school and an 8 year old (recently been referred to paediatrics for possible social communication/attention difficulties). I’m divorced, ex husband hasn’t been able to see them unsupervised for the last year+ and I work 4 days a week. I’m burning out and it’s having an impact on my mental health. I currently receive tax credits but wonder if I were to stop working, would I be put on unicorns all credit and would I be penalised for giving up work? I also have a mortgage so I wpilnst be entitled to any housing benefit.
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    • pmlindyloo
    • By pmlindyloo 24th Apr 19, 1:17 PM
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    • 24th Apr 19, 1:17 PM
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    • 24th Apr 19, 1:17 PM
    Claiming Universal Credit and voluntarily resigning from a job may occur a sanction.

    However, the reasons for doing so are paramount.

    You would need to show good reason for doing so.

    You can read all about it here:

    https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/787447/admk2.pdf

    Scroll down to K2140

    Evidence may be required such as being unable to find suitable alternative childcare, evidence of child(ren)'s disabilities ( DLA or medical evidence) and, possibly, evidence from claimants' own doctor about claimant.

    Each case would be individually considered by a decision maker.
    • Shortypie
    • By Shortypie 24th Apr 19, 2:02 PM
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    • 24th Apr 19, 2:02 PM
    Thatís really helpful (sorry to jump on the OPs post). However that seems to be for existing UC claimants. What about people on legacy benefits?
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    • pmlindyloo
    • By pmlindyloo 24th Apr 19, 2:18 PM
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    Thatís really helpful (sorry to jump on the OPs post). However that seems to be for existing UC claimants. What about people on legacy benefits?
    Originally posted by Shortypie
    If you were to give up work then you would have to claim Universal Credit rather than a new legacy benefit.

    If Universal Credit wasn't up and running for new claims you could have claimed CA (I am presuming your children receive DLA at least mid care) and Income support. Now you would have to claim UC.

    What benefits are you currently claiming?
    • Shortypie
    • By Shortypie 24th Apr 19, 11:37 PM
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    I didnít realise CA was going under UC. Currently I receive CTC
    Including disability premium, a little WTC. And DLA for the boys. So even if I were to reduce my hours enough to claim CA Iíd have to go onto UC as the CA would be a new claim? There must be some darn way of getting a better balance, I canít keep struggling on like this. I work in SEN and there are lots of clients who are single mothers who donít work because of their childís care needs, without getting sanctioned, it surely canít be fair to penalise some just because they already have a job?
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    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 25th Apr 19, 6:26 AM
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    I didnít realise CA was going under UC. Currently I receive CTC
    Including disability premium, a little WTC. And DLA for the boys. So even if I were to reduce my hours enough to claim CA Iíd have to go onto UC as the CA would be a new claim? There must be some darn way of getting a better balance, I canít keep struggling on like this. I work in SEN and there are lots of clients who are single mothers who donít work because of their childís care needs, without getting sanctioned, it surely canít be fair to penalise some just because they already have a job?
    Originally posted by Shortypie
    Carers Allowance is not part of UC. If you were to reduce your hours enough to claim CA you can't earn more than £123 per week after deductions. As you're currently receiving WTC then you must work at least 16 hours per week to continue to receive that.


    If you do claim carers allowance then remember it's taxable income.



    If you did give up work completely then pmlindyloo's advice above is correct.
    • crumpetman
    • By crumpetman 27th Apr 19, 2:58 PM
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    That's not correct, you don't earn over the max a mount per week to claim Carers allowance.
    Originally posted by poppy12345
    The statement was

    "I earn about 70 pounds a week too much to get carers allowance at the moment."

    Not

    "I earn about 70 pounds a week, too much to get carers allowance at the moment."

    The OP earns around £190 a week.
    • maxkins
    • By maxkins 3rd May 19, 1:23 AM
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    I currently receive tax credits but wonder if I were to stop working, would I be put on unicorns all credit and would I be penalised for giving up work? I also have a mortgage so I wpilnst be entitled to any housing benefit.
    Originally posted by Shortypie
    I know it was an auto correct but i love that it came out with "unicorns all credit" love it we should all have unicorn credit really made me smile today
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