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    • john240870
    • By john240870 8th Jan 18, 6:35 PM
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    carers allowance and working
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    • 8th Jan 18, 6:35 PM
    carers allowance and working 8th Jan 18 at 6:35 PM
    My wife get carers allowance and also has a small job 112 per week. All is good until she works a bank holiday, which is her normal day of working. She gets time and a half if there is only one per month it will put her up to about 120 per week, will this be allowed or will she have to take leave on bank holidays.
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    • Ames
    • By Ames 8th Jan 18, 7:07 PM
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    My wife get carers allowance and also has a small job 112 per week. All is good until she works a bank holiday, which is her normal day of working. She gets time and a half if there is only one per month it will put her up to about 120 per week, will this be allowed or will she have to take leave on bank holidays.
    Originally posted by john240870
    Have you double checked how much she can earn on CA? I think it's around 120 perfect so she could be ok. It's also after deductions such as pension contributions and paying someone to look after the disabled person while she's at work.
    Unless I say otherwise 'you' means the general you not you specifically.
    • john240870
    • By john240870 8th Jan 18, 7:24 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 7:24 PM
    Have you double checked how much she can earn on CA? I think it's around 120 perfect so she could be ok. It's also after deductions such as pension contributions and paying someone to look after the disabled person while she's at work.
    Originally posted by Ames
    Its 116 per week so she is over that week by about 4 wondering if this will be ok
    • Alice Holt
    • By Alice Holt 8th Jan 18, 7:34 PM
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    Its 116 per week so she is over that week by about 4 wondering if this will be ok
    Originally posted by john240870
    If she is over the 116 threshold then her CA cannot be paid for that week.
    She should notify the DWP, otherwise she will have an overpayment.

    https://www.ageuk.org.uk/globalassets/age-uk/documents/factsheets/fs55_carers_allowance_fcs.pdf

    "If you work, you cannot get CA if you earn more than 116 net a week
    (after deducting allowable expenses, such as tax, National Insurance
    contributions and some pension contributions). You can do voluntary
    work, as long as you provide care for 35 hours. If you pay someone to
    look after the disabled person you care for while you are working, up to
    half of your net earnings may be ignored. Other income (such as an
    occupational pension) and savings do not affect your entitlement. "
    • bigbill
    • By bigbill 8th Jan 18, 8:08 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 8:08 PM
    She could earn 1,000 for up to 4 weeks and still get Carers Allowance while on a break from caring, this is allowed after 22 weeks as a carer so 2x each year.
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