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    PARTNERS IR ESA And my working hours

    Hello, Im new, so please forgive me if Im asking questions that have already been discussed !!! My husband is in IR ESA WRAG before this he spent four years on Income Support with a disability element. I would like to go back to work but wonder how many hours are the minimum I can work for tax credit purposes. I have been told its 24 but them someone said I may be able to work 16 and still claim because of my hubbys disability. Can anyone help? Im just so confused and cant find any (understandable) information about this!!!
    Thanks for your patience, Julie



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    if your husband gets dla you may be able to do the 16 hours not sure which dla it applys to though mobility or care ?

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    you dont even need dla for disabity premium only the higher bounus and for that you need higher care for normal dusability prenimum see below
    http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/manuals/tctmanual/tctm02530.htm

    The Working Tax Credit (Entitlement and Maximum Rate) Regulations 2002, Schedule 1
    1.When standing he cannot keep his balance unless he continually holds onto something.
    2.Using any crutches, walking frame, walking stick, prosthesis or similar walking aid which he habitually uses, he cannot walk a continuous distance of 100 metres along level ground without stopping or without suffering severe pain.
    3.He can use neither of his hands behind his back as in the process of putting on a jacket or tucking a shirt into trousers.
    4.He can extend neither of his arms in front of him so as to shake hands with another person without difficulty.
    5.He can put neither of his hands up to his head without difficulty so as to put on a hat.
    6.Due to lack of manual dexterity he cannot, with one hand, pick up a coin which is not more than 2½ centimetres in diameter.
    7.He is not able to use his hands or arms to pick up a full jug of 1 litre capacity and pour from it into a cup, without difficulty.
    8.He can turn neither of his hands sideways through 180 degrees.
    9.He is registered as blind or partially sighted in a register compiled by a Local Authority under section 24(9)(g) of the National Assistance Act 1948 or in Scotland, has been certified or registered as blind or partially sighted in a register maintained by or on behalf of a council constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 or in Northern Ireland, is certified as blind and in consequence is registered as blind.
    10.He cannot see to read 16 point print at a distance greater than 20 centimetres, if appropriate, wearing the glasses he normally uses.
    11.He cannot hear a telephone ring when in the same room as the telephone, if appropriate, using a hearing aid he normally uses.
    12.In a quiet room he has difficulty in hearing what someone talking in a loud voice at a distance of 2 metres says, if appropriate, using a hearing aid he normally uses.
    13.People who know him well have difficulty in understanding what he says.
    14.When a person he knows well speaks to him, he has difficulty in understanding what that person says.
    15.At least once a year during waking hours he is in a coma or has a fit in which he loses consciousness.
    16.He has a mental illness for which he receives regular treatment under the supervision of a medically qualified person.
    17.Due to mental disability he is often confused or forgetful.
    18.He cannot do the simplest addition and subtraction.
    19.Due to mental disability he strikes people or damages property or is unable to form normal social relationships.
    20.He cannot normally sustain an 8 hour working day or a 5 day working week due to a medical condition, or intermittent or continuous severe pain.
    21.For initial claims only*, as a result of an illness or accident, he is undergoing a period of habilitation or rehabilitation.
    22.* An initial claim is a claim for the disability element of WTC from someone who has not qualified for the disability element of WTC, or for DPTC, in the two years immediately preceding the claim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shipperley1017 View Post
    Hello, Im new, so please forgive me if Im asking questions that have already been discussed !!! My husband is in IR ESA WRAG before this he spent four years on Income Support with a disability element. I would like to go back to work but wonder how many hours are the minimum I can work for tax credit purposes. I have been told its 24 but them someone said I may be able to work 16 and still claim because of my hubbys disability. Can anyone help? Im just so confused and cant find any (understandable) information about this!!!
    Thanks for your patience, Julie



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    I answered this in your other post.
    However, I get the feeling that you are claiming as a couple and it's not just your husband. If so then my previous answer does not apply.
    The limit is £20 earnings before it affects benefit.

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    the 24hr rule does not really matter .its how much you earn from that employment.

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    [QUOTE=shipperley1017;29748]Hello, Im new, so please forgive me if Im asking questions that have already been discussed !!! My husband is in IR ESA WRAG before this he spent four years on Income Support with a disability element. I would like to go back to work but wonder how many hours are the minimum I can work for tax credit purposes. I have been told its 24 but them someone said I may be able to work 16 and still claim because of my hubbys disability. Can anyone help? Im just so confused and cant find any (understandable) information about this!!!
    Thanks for your patience, Julie

    If you work under 24 hours a week any thing over £20 a week you earn is taken off your husbands income related ESA (ESAIR). This means you only keep £20 a week so it is not worth working more than 4 hours at minimum wage of £6.19 an hour.

    If your wage stops your husbands ESAIR, you can still claim rent and council tax rebate with a low income.

    To get working tax credit as a couple with no dependents children, you have to work 30 hours a week on a low wage or, 16 hours a week if you have a disability and work and you get a disability benefit like DLA or industrial injury benefit.

    If you have dependent children you have to work 24 hours a week to get working tax credit but child tax credit is still paid if you work under 24 hours a week.

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