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anyone seen a lone parent adviser at the job centre?

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dipndunk Wed 14-Nov-12 09:29:59

I am considering going full time now my son is at school (currently work PT) and want to know if i will be financially better off? I have a mortgage and do not receive any benefits other than working/child tax credit and 25% off council tax as live alone. I have heard they can do a "better off" calculation? has anyone seen an advisor to discuss this and was it helpful?

legohouse Wed 14-Nov-12 12:13:11

yes,my lpa is wonderful,she has done several better off calculations for me,she prints them all off for me after and then i can take them home and read through them,i would recommend that you see yours :0)

dipndunk Wed 14-Nov-12 12:48:31

thank you legohouse, i will make an appointment smile

BertieBotts Wed 14-Nov-12 12:49:21

I have, I was required to see one once every 6 months when I was unemployed. They are pretty good IME smile

AmberLeaf Wed 14-Nov-12 12:50:57

They are on the whole, nice and helpful.

Definitely worth seeing.

niceupthedance Wed 14-Nov-12 14:00:56

If it's just a tax credits issue you could phone the helpline and save yourself a trip..

ThoughtsPlease Wed 14-Nov-12 17:35:35

Or use turn2us website smile

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