Maternity Pay and benefits

Benefit Sanctions And How To Deal With Them

Benefit Sanctions And How To Deal With Them

Certain benefits come with strings attached. There may be particular things that you have to do in order to remain eligible to receive them, such as attending interviews, or applying for jobs. And if you fail to meet these obligations then the government has the right to temporarily stop or reduce the amount of benefit

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Are You Getting The Right Entitlements

Are You Getting The Right Entitlements

Do you know about all of the benefits you could be entitled to if you are on a low income? Despite the ‘Universal Credit’ system giving the impression that all benefits are rolled into one this is not the case. It replaces only Income-Based Job Seeker’s Allowance and Income Related Employment and Support Allowances, Income

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Tax Credits for people in work

Tax Credits for people in work

Many people who work and are on a low income don’t realise that they still may be eligible to claim tax credits. Whether you are employed or self-employed you could still be eligible. The benefits depend on factors such as your circumstances, earnings and other monies coming into the household along with how many hours

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Are You Getting The Right Entitlements

Benefits Cap And Housing Benefit Advice

A benefits cap is a limit on the total amount of benefits any single person or couple aged 16 to 64 can claim. This means, the level of a particular benefit may go down if you claim more than one benefit. Which benefits can be included in the capped amount? Benefits affected by the cap

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Social security cuts to affect working families more than non working families

Social security cuts affect more working families than non working families

During the current Parliament, the Government has announced a wealth of measures aimed at cutting the annual welfare bill. The main focus of these has been to encourage more people into work and show that employment actually pays more than living on benefits. However, analysis conducted by the Trade Union Congress (TUC) has found that

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Having a baby on a low income

Having a baby on a low income

When you are living on a budget, it can be difficult providing for yourself, never mind a baby. While we’d all like to wait until we are financially secure before we have children, that isn’t always the way it works out. Having a baby on a a low income maybe more difficult but there are

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