Part time work and benefits?

(3 Posts)
Chloebw Fri 06-Sep-13 18:52:29

Hi there, looking for some advice or even where I can get the advice I'm looking for!
I have a permanent full time contract currently and own mat leave. However they are quite flexible and I can go back for less hours if I so wish.
What I want to know is what are my options money wise if I work less hours as I'm a single parent. And what the break down are of hours to claim anything.

Theincidental Fri 06-Sep-13 19:03:09

Go to the "entitled to" website and you can put in figure for various scenarios to see which might work best for you.

I coped ok as a single parent on mat leave but went into 2.5 days a week in a low paid job and it was not great for my finances at all, but better than income support and full benefits. I'm now 4 days a week and slightly better paid and though not comfortable, I can pay the bills!

There are resources available but it is a hard fight to get some of them. Good luck to you

Chloebw Fri 06-Sep-13 20:45:52

Thanks. I would like to maybe start out with 22 hours or 3 days a week and build it up over a few months

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