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Please,Please help me make up my mind.

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lailahappy Fri 12-Oct-12 21:39:38

Hi All.
My 9 years of marriage is falling apart.I have 7,and 3 years old DS,I am thinking to walk eway with my DS of course,but the only thing that is holding me back is the unsecurity regarding my fianancial situation how will it be?I will not be able to go back to work till my younger son starts school,so oviously i have to relay on benefit till then.Can anyone of you be kind enough to let me know hom much income a single person with 2 children gets?And what kind of benefit will i be entitled to?
Many thanks in advance to all the great MMs smile

ivykaty44 Fri 12-Oct-12 21:42:11

I worked from when dd2 was 9 months, I got tax credits and they paid 70% of the childcare bill. I felt better working part time. Why would you not be able to work till your ds starts school?

MissPricklePants Fri 12-Oct-12 21:46:45

I have to echo what Ivy said. My dd is 3 and I work part time and get help with childcare costs. Wasn't my original 'plan' as I wanted to be a sahm but as ex did a runner my circumstances changed so had to get a job.
I only have 1 dd but income support is around 68ish a week then you will get ctc and cb. You may get housing benefit but that depends on how much rent you pay, if you are paying a mortgage I don't think there is much help available.

lailahappy Fri 12-Oct-12 21:48:43

Thanks ivykaty44 for your quick replay.I still have a year and half to finish my study,to be able to get decent job.

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