Hi all you lovely people could anyone help me out on this benefit advice as I feel like crying cos no one can tell me as I've had tons of different stories! Basically my partner and I have been on income support as he fell sick last year and can't work, nothing major though. I found a job 3 weeks ago and started it. its only 16 hours a week which I wanted and hes at home tith the two kids.
so I work 16 hours and pick up 92.80 then obviously get my child benefit and work and child tax credits then I have to pay money towards my rent of 68.00 and council tax of 19.32 which i know I have to put somthing towards them! Then theres school dinners which are 18.00 per week and my bus fare to work of 12.00
but on looking at what we used to be on I'm nearly 40.00 out of pocket when the job center told me by going back to work i'd be 15.00 better off!!! I haven't been pushed by the job center to do this as I WANT TO GO BACK TO WORK! but this is taking the Pi** why isn't there any sort of help for me to go back to work on my own accord!!! help
I have tried the entitled to site aswell, but does anyone know where I could go TODAY as if its not worth it Im obvioulsy not going in to work tomorrow although I'm really enjoying the job