childcare allowance?

Discussion in 'Work & Finance' started by reallytinyamy, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. reallytinyamy

    reallytinyamy Mum and step mum

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    I'm in that ficious circle where I cant get a job til I have child care sorted, but cant get that sorted til I get a job.

    I cant get an answer out ofthe tax credit people as to how nuch help I would be entitled to, I know its not straight forward and I know I have to work 16 hours a week, but I need to knwo how much help I will get so I cant work out how much I need to earn!!

    Theres no point me earning £150 a week eg if I end up having to pay £120 in child care- why cant someone have the answers :dohh:
     
  2. Serene123

    Serene123 Guest

    They told me... I had to go in and see someone though, and it was slightly hypathetical x
     
  3. reallytinyamy

    reallytinyamy Mum and step mum

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    I need to find out if there is a local office or something cos the numpties on the phone know nothing. I only want hypathetical really, some sort of idea so I can make a start
     
  4. Serene123

    Serene123 Guest

    I called the job center and made an appointment with an advisor x
     
  5. reallytinyamy

    reallytinyamy Mum and step mum

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    my job centre told me they know nothing about it, but I will call them again. thanks
     
  6. moomin_troll

    moomin_troll mummy to zane and corey

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    from the directgov website i think it was i saw that u can get up to £178 a week towards ur childcare when working
     
  7. moomin_troll

    moomin_troll mummy to zane and corey

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    reallytinyamy Mum and step mum

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    thanks i've already look at that.

    knowing 'up to'doesnt really help us, we need to know what we're looking at based on earnings etc
     
  9. moomin_troll

    moomin_troll mummy to zane and corey

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    u can only get a estimate n thats all they will give u till they actually no how many hours and what ur wage is. its just so u dont get over or under paid.
     
  10. faille

    faille Mummy & WTT

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  11. Donna79x

    Donna79x Mummy to Rihanna Paige x

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    I did the same last week and they only can give an estimate which is crap I know, until you actually go to work & start child in nursery... as if we aint got enough to worry about!!! x
     

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