At the moment I work 10 hours per week cleaning but me and Partner have just split and according to entitledto.co.uk after beneift dedeuctions I would be workng for £55 per month, as opposed to if I was not working and solely on benefits. IYKWIM.
I just can't see how it's worth the hassle because my hours are 5-7pm which is a pain in itself, but then it is an extra bit of money each month.
I hate my job but the money helps although because of the split it will help me a bit so should I work for £55 a month or give it up and spend time with my 3YO?
I too think increasing your hours is the best way to go, it works for me anyway. I dont get any child maintenance but I do get child tax credits and working tax credits (or whatever its called now) and I also get housing benefit.