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IllegallyBrunette Thu 04-Sep-08 18:08:16

I am trying to work out what money i'd be on if I get the job I am going for on 15th.

I have worked it out for both 16 hours a week and 24.

According to i'd get £130 CTC and £68 wtc a week, so £199 in total.

Then there would be my wages which would be between £99-£135 and my child benefit £43.90.

So all in all, a maximum total of £377.

I'd also be entitled to roughly £35 a week towards my rent.

My bills including rent and council tax, work out to about £165 a week, leaving me a total of £212 for food, clothes, brownies, swimming etc.

That can't be right can it ? It seems way too much to me.

I must be making a mistake but I can't see where. I have done it about 4 times now.

IllegallyBrunette Thu 04-Sep-08 18:08:57

I think the tax credit figures must be wrong somewhere.

SpandexIsMyEnemy Thu 04-Sep-08 18:09:43

child care costs?

IllegallyBrunette Thu 04-Sep-08 18:10:37

Sorry, for 24 hours a week, i'd get £189 tax credits not £199.

So total left after bills etc, would be £202, for food, clothes etc.

IllegallyBrunette Thu 04-Sep-08 18:11:01

Won't have any childcare costs, as either my mum or xp will have the dc.

IllegallyBrunette Thu 04-Sep-08 18:31:13


undercovercat Thu 04-Sep-08 18:36:14

Hmm, anything slightly over income support levels and I have to pay my rent with it, self employed.
Get less WTC than that for working 30 hours, but do have 1 less child..hmm I dont know. Doesnt sounds too wrong. Its not that much more than income support is it? 20 quid?

muggglewump Thu 04-Sep-08 18:47:56

I'll be about £85 a week better off for working 17 hours on minimum wage. That's only for the first year though, it drops by £40 a week after that.
What you've worked out could be right, I haven't got my WTC or my housing benefit sorted yet so I can't tell you what it is to compare

IllegallyBrunette Thu 04-Sep-08 18:49:30

At the mo I get £130 a week CTC and £69 Is, plus my child benefit.

I am wondering you know wether the housing benefit bit is wrong and I will actually have to pay all of my rent instead.

IllegallyBrunette Thu 04-Sep-08 18:49:50

£60 IS not £69

IllegallyBrunette Thu 04-Sep-08 18:51:33

Muggle, does that £85 include the £40 a week in work credit ??

I haven't added that on to my figures as I won't be using it for living expenses because if I do then after a year when it dissapears, I will feel like I have had a huge drop in money.

Am putting it towards a car.

NotDoingTheHousework Thu 04-Sep-08 18:51:41

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muggglewump Thu 04-Sep-08 19:13:33

Yep, it includes the in work credit. I might get more, as I say I haven't got the WTC yet so I can't be certain of the amount.
I get tips on top of that too and I've said I'll do extra hours which I've already been offerred in a couple of weeks, although I specified unless it's an emergency I will only do extra in school hours to save paying for childminder as I'm only claiming for chilcare for the 17 hours.

I can let you know as soon as it comes through if you like

IllegallyBrunette Thu 04-Sep-08 19:16:25

Thanks Muggle, that would be great.

From what you have said NDTH, it could be right then. I was just telling my mum and she said that once I took my food shop each week off it then it wasn't actually that much, but it is more than I am used to having so it will be fab if it is right.

Providing I get the job like LOL.

allgonebellyup Thu 04-Sep-08 19:37:01

Whats the job IB?

i really hope you get it!!

IllegallyBrunette Thu 04-Sep-08 20:18:59

It is for maternity care assistant at the local hospital grin

Have got the test tommorow, and the nso long as I pass, I will have the interview on 15th.

ladytophamhatt Thu 04-Sep-08 20:36:50

ohh nutty, i hope you get it....wouldn't it be FAB, I bet you get it!

I'll keep all me finger and toes crossed.

firsttimemama Thu 04-Sep-08 20:38:06

That's really good that you'll be better off (financially) - working, with the support of benefits. IMO this is how it should be. And of course earning a living gives you far more rewards than just salary. Good Luck.

bluebell1 Fri 05-Sep-08 10:37:37

Hi i think the entitled to figures sound about right.Sounds like a great job i would love to do that.

Good luck hope it all goes well for

allgonebellyup Fri 05-Sep-08 12:56:01

let us know how it goes!!!

believeintheboogie Fri 05-Sep-08 12:58:18

try this, it will tell you

believeintheboogie Fri 05-Sep-08 12:59:34

and if you type in into google that will calculate housing benefit for you as well right at the end,

IllegallyBrunette Fri 05-Sep-08 15:20:48

Thats where I got the info from boogie. so hopefully it is right.

I passed the test today so can have an interview on 15th smile

undercovercat Fri 05-Sep-08 17:03:55

Woo hoo!

ladytophamhatt Fri 05-Sep-08 17:05:57

Excellent nutty!

I was just looking for thisa thread to find out.

Bloody marvelous news!!!!

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