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Carers allowance and training

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blueskies74 · 02/04/2022 10:17

I am currently in receipt of carers allowance. This month I've had to do a lot of online training for work. Because I will get paid for the training it now takes me over the threshold I can earn by £10. Do Carers allowance penalise for training? And will they stop my payments? Thanks in advance.

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gamerchick · 02/04/2022 10:33

You can't go even 1p over. They can and will claim it back. Give them a ring, I've always found them really helpful.

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Lougle · 02/04/2022 11:30

Have you looked at the allowances you have, such as childcare, tax, NI, etc? Does it still take you over the threshold?

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blueskies74 · 02/04/2022 13:47

@gamerchick

You can't go even 1p over. They can and will claim it back. Give them a ring, I've always found them really helpful.

Will they claim all of it back or just the £10 extra.?
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blueskies74 · 02/04/2022 13:48

@Lougle

Have you looked at the allowances you have, such as childcare, tax, NI, etc? Does it still take you over the threshold?

I will have a look at this thank you :)
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OutlookStalking · 02/04/2022 13:51

They take it all back .

So if you earn 5p over that month you lose the whole 240.

I have a variable hours contract and this is a problem as sometimss I work more to earn less overall!!

My friend manages to get some hours (training or otherwise) as voluntary to avoid this.

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