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deb74deb74 Posts: 329Member Pioneering
hi everyone. like a lot of people i had my ESA taken off me before christmas, fortuatley have still got my PIP but it is at the lower rate. i can not afford to live on 55 pounds a week. I was wondering if i gat a job 16 hrs per week will i still be entitled to my housing benefit and council tax reduction as i will not be able to manage a full time job

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  • deb74deb74 Posts: 329Member Pioneering
    thanks. i will check it out.
  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Posts: 2,679Member Pioneering
    Hi @deb74 

    Housing benefit is income-based therefore it is determined on the household income/capital rather than number of hours - you would get a greater amount thatn standard as will probably qualify for a disability premium, and possibly a SDP (i.e. if you get Daily Living PIP and no one claims Carer's for you).

    Also consider entitlement to Working Tax Credit - as a disabled worker you only need to work 16 hours to qualify.

    Have a look at the benefit calculators - Scope have one, and there are also ones on the Turn2us and entitledto websites.

    https://www.entitledto.co.uk/

    Kind regards,

    Mary
    The Benefits Training Co:
    Paul Bradley
    Michael Chambers
    Will Hadwen
    Sarah Hayle
    Maria Solomon
    David Stickland
  • deb74deb74 Posts: 329Member Pioneering
    thanks Mary i thought i would be able to get housing benefit but didnt know about tax credits, i thought you had to work 30 hours to get tax credits! i dont think i would be able to cope working full time and was worried about having to work full time as my pip has been cut. now i know i can get tax credits i can relax.
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