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Working while receiving Income Support

(6 Posts)
BruceWillisLovesMe Sun 27-Oct-13 11:09:12

I've tried googling but am unclear on how working affects your Income Support. I might have the chance to work 4 hours a week (not much I know) so would this just be taken off my IS or would I lose the whole IS because I'm working? I wouldn't be eligible for JSA because I won't be looking for extra work as these four hours would fit with a kind babysitting offer!

KatieScarlett2833 Sun 27-Oct-13 11:13:37

If you are getting IS because you are a lone parent you can earn £20 per week before DWP will take money from your benefit.
Google earnings disregard Income Support if you are getting IS for any other reason.

BruceWillisLovesMe Sun 27-Oct-13 11:21:20

Thank you! I'm a lone parent so sounds like that will apply to me. Yay that's good then! grin

KatieScarlett2833 Sun 27-Oct-13 11:23:41

Tell them though, otherwise it's grist to the goadyfucker who will inevitably report you for fraud.

BruceWillisLovesMe Sun 27-Oct-13 11:31:22

Definitely will! I'm too scared of getting into trouble not to make sure I do it all right and properly grin

NicknameIncomplete Mon 28-Oct-13 21:45:59

I get jsa & work part time. Every fortnight i have to fill out a form for my hours & how much i got paid. The first 20 pounds is disregarded.

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