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Single mother with a 2 year old; benefits question.

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2y, 5m agoPosted 2 years, 5 months ago
Are single mothers of young children (2 years old) expected to be available for full time work to be eligible for benefits?
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2y, 5m agoPosted 2 years, 5 months ago
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There are rules on what is available and it is being tightened down

If you're from a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), then. EEA nationals have the right not to be treated worse than a British citizen. You can find a list of EEA countries on the DWP website at http://www.dwp.gov.uk.

In practice, even if you come from one of these countries, you won't automatically get benefits. For example, if you’re an EEA jobseeker who has never worked in the UK, you won't be able to claim benefits like Income Support, income-based Jobseeker's allowance, Child Benefit, Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction. But if you're an EEA worker who has been employed in the UK before becoming unemployed, you might be able to claim benefits whilst you’re looking for new work. This depends on which EEA country you're from and how long you've worked in the UK.

The rules about claiming benefits abroad are very complicated and you should get help from an experienced adviser, for example, at a Citizens Advice Bureau. To search for details of your nearest CAB, including those that can give advice by email, click on nearest CAB

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#1
Maybe she should reconsider her move until she is financially stable and doesn't have to rely on benefits (_;)
#2
Have you posed this question as a wind up.....I think she should stay where she is we don't want to pay for her living expenses..absolutely pathetic question

Edited By: gr8h8me on Jun 22, 2014 10:30
#3
We do not want any more scroungers in the country so please tell her to stay in her own country.
#4
There are rules on what is available and it is being tightened down

If you're from a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), then. EEA nationals have the right not to be treated worse than a British citizen. You can find a list of EEA countries on the DWP website at http://www.dwp.gov.uk.

In practice, even if you come from one of these countries, you won't automatically get benefits. For example, if you’re an EEA jobseeker who has never worked in the UK, you won't be able to claim benefits like Income Support, income-based Jobseeker's allowance, Child Benefit, Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction. But if you're an EEA worker who has been employed in the UK before becoming unemployed, you might be able to claim benefits whilst you’re looking for new work. This depends on which EEA country you're from and how long you've worked in the UK.

The rules about claiming benefits abroad are very complicated and you should get help from an experienced adviser, for example, at a Citizens Advice Bureau. To search for details of your nearest CAB, including those that can give advice by email, click on nearest CAB
#5
As far as I'm aware single mothers are not expected to be available for full time work until the child is 5 years of age and attends school. Meanwhile she might be eligible for other benefits if she fits the criteria.
#6
donaldduck2
We do not want any more scroungers in the country so please tell her to stay in her own country.
Good call
#7
numb3r9
There are rules on what is available and it is being tightened down

If you're from a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), then. EEA nationals have the right not to be treated worse than a British citizen. You can find a list of EEA countries on the DWP website at http://www.dwp.gov.uk.

In practice, even if you come from one of these countries, you won't automatically get benefits. For example, if you’re an EEA jobseeker who has never worked in the UK, you won't be able to claim benefits like Income Support, income-based Jobseeker's allowance, Child Benefit, Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction. But if you're an EEA worker who has been employed in the UK before becoming unemployed, you might be able to claim benefits whilst you’re looking for new work. This depends on which EEA country you're from and how long you've worked in the UK.

The rules about claiming benefits abroad are very complicated and you should get help from an experienced adviser, for example, at a Citizens Advice Bureau. To search for details of your nearest CAB, including those that can give advice by email, click on nearest CAB
Thanks very much, I'll pass on that info. She's from one of the founding EU countries which is likely the best situation to be in.
She's not looking to come here to live on benefits in the medium to long term but MIGHT need some support initially. It's good to know up front what you are entitled to in case you do need support.
#8
Toptrumpet
As far as I'm aware single mothers are not expected to be available for full time work until the child is 5 years of age and attends school. Meanwhile she might be eligible for other benefits if she fits the criteria.
Thanks.
#9
Should've just called this thread 'So, who voted UKIP?'.

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