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Thread: Increase in working hours would that affect my Income Support?

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    Increase in working hours would that affect my Income Support?

    Hi there,

    I'm currently under income support and DLA in low rate. Have a part time job working 10 hrs per week earning £80.00 per week. Now I have an offer to increase my working hour to 15 hrs which my earning will be £120.00 per week. Need some advise on how would that affect my Income support and DLA if I take the offer?

    Thank you in advance for any advice.
    Best wishes
    Momoko

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    For every £1 you earn, you lose £1 from IS. If you're Income Support is less than £120 a week you will lose all of it. In regards to your DLA, you can claim it either in or out of work.

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    You may be considerably better off if you can manage to get 16 hours per week and move from Income Support to Working Tax Credit.

    This is a complex area and you are advised to work it through with an advice provider.

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    First, thanks guys for advices
    If I risk to come off income support I am afraid the department will take me off the housing benefit.

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    Not necessarily, depends how much you earn and how much your rent is

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