Can My Wife Work

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Can My Wife Work

Postby muscles68 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:27 am

Hi guys my wife just goit a job as a dinner lady at the local school, she wanted something to do, dont blame her gets her away from me lol.
Anyway i get benifits and high rate mobility etc.
Shell be erning £45. per week but but only for 38 weeks a year as scholls have holidays.
I just wondered if anyone knows will it effect our benifits, i belive it will effect housing benifit.
But i have had conflicting answers, I have herd you can ern a sertain amount? But i have not found an answer.
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Re: Can My Wife Work

Postby fibro-lu » Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:59 am

hi muscle68,

have you tried the

www.direct.gov.uk (benefit section)

sorry no more help from me

(gut feeling would say that £45 might not touch benefits but if than definitely less than the £45 coming in, I personally wouldn't worry)

to be honest I don't think your wife is trying to get away from you
glad she got the job
am sure it will both of you a lot of good (new friends, new topics to talk, etc)
all the best

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Re: Can My Wife Work

Postby boogzangel » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:15 pm

Hi muscles68,
I'm on ESA Support Group and High Rate Care and Mobility DLA, my husband is allowed to earn up to £90 per week working part time (think it's up to 16 hours?) and still get Carers Allowance but he'd have his Income Support removed. You can still be eligible for Housing Benefit on a low income, however, how much you'd need to pay would depend on what money you are both receiving as well as her pay (i.e. if she gets Carers Allowance for looking after you).
Turn 2 Us are a good agency to go to for benefits advice, http://www.turn2us.org.uk, they have a benefits calculator on their website which was accurate when my husband used it prior to leaving his job to care for me.
Hope this helps
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Re: Can My Wife Work

Postby war veteran » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:28 pm

all depends on how many hours she works
my partner works 16hrs per/w this dosent effect any benefits and is the min she has to work to get child benefits
i dont get income esa
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Re: Can My Wife Work

Postby tanyaj » Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:44 pm

hi boogzangel you aid you get high rate care do you just suffer from fibro xx
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Re: Can My Wife Work

Postby war veteran » Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:54 pm

btw i get high care and mobility and only have fibro with all the ailments that go along with it lol
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Re: Can My Wife Work

Postby boogzangel » Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:32 pm

Hi TanyaJ

Sorry I didn't rely before now, just noticed your message.

Yes I get high rate care and mobility and I am in ESA support group just for fibro (although I have been diagnosed with M.E. aswell all specialists, physios etc I see are for fibro and my supporting information is all related to fibro). My husband had to fight with them for a year to get it right enough but I've been on these now since 2010.

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