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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
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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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