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Discussion in 'Non-Music Chat' started by LONESOME COWBOY BILL, Oct 19, 2014.

  1. LONESOME COWBOY BILL

    LONESOME COWBOY BILL New Member

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    Hi, i wondered if anybody could advise me on my impending situation/idea?

    Im thinking of packing in full time work to train for 2 years full time as a plasterer.
    In order to do this i will be asking work to make me redundant rather than just leave.The course would then be free to attend rather than £2000 and i would be able to make the 2 and a half days a week commitment.

    So heres my question... If i move back home would this have an impact on my mothers benefits as a carer for my stepfather and what kind of income if any would i receive from college, JSA etc?

    Trying to find this info through google is killing me so if anybody on here has any advice it would be greatly appreciated.

    Many thanks
     
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  3. Tom Russia

    Tom Russia New Member

    I can't see why it would effect your Mum's benefits, but a good place to check would be the forums on moneysavingexpert.com - they have experts on all sorts of stuff.
     
  4. LONESOME COWBOY BILL

    LONESOME COWBOY BILL New Member

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    Thank you Tom. My mum seems really worried that it will, but from what i understand i will not be eligible for any support so i dont think it will either.

    Ill repost this on the site you suggested.
     
  5. ohgee

    ohgee New Member

    The Citizen's Advice Bureau should be able to help on this as well, I think.
     
  6. tome

    tome Active Member

    Try breaking down the scenario into specific areas like Council Tax exemption, Contribution based or Income based benefit entitlement for your parents and any entitlement to Housing Benefit.

    Citizens Advice Bureau is best for advice as ohgee said. You will still need to have all the relevant facts to hand so they can give you appropriate advice. Don't delay, I think you might have to see them twice as the second time you should see someone with more specialised knowledge of the benefits system.

    moneysavingexpert site also worth a try as Tom said. There is always someone on there to point you to the relevant info on Gov Direct site.

    Good luck, hope it works out.
     
  7. gozzo

    gozzo Member

    If you can get jsa in that situation then I'm not sure you'll be able to get it for long, you need to be actively seeking work so they'll get funny about you being on a course. If you get a signing day when you're in college you'll be stuck a bit. Although you might be able to get it until they stick you on whatever scheme they dish out after 6 months these days then you can just sign off having has the 6 months cash.
     
  8. BALL OF SHIT

    BALL OF SHIT Member

    You could approach this from a completely different direction.
    I have been plastering for 10 years and I can assure you it does not take 2 years to learn.
    I went on a week long (5 day intensive) course in Essex at the Gold Trowel training centre. Cost of course is £395.
    When I came back from the course, I got work straight away and I was earning a living. Granted, I am a much better plasterer now as I have 10 years under my belt, but if you were doing it regularly, possibly with another plasterer, you would be fully up to speed in about 3 months.

    http://www.goldtrowel.co.uk/5_day_plast ... ourse.html
    So you could keep your job, take a week off and do the course, then find somewhere to practice, ie skim out your garage if you have one.

    Send me a PM if you need any more info.
     
  9. bongobenny

    bongobenny Well-Known Member

    CAB.

    watch out for 'contrived redundancy' though if you are manufacturing your redundancy in order to get free tuition.Very shaky ground that.
     
  10. Fezz

    Fezz Member

    Turn2us is a really handy service for seeing how certain changes in a household situation can affect benefits people are entitled to.

    http://www.turn2us.org.uk

    There is also a benefits calculator on there too.
     
  11. LONESOME COWBOY BILL

    LONESOME COWBOY BILL New Member

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    All good information there, thank you very much. I may reconsider this after ball of shits comments and what Benny said...

    I will let you know the outcome..

    BALL OF SHIT i will PM you later if you wouldnt mind. You seem to have a grasp of these things.

    Thanks a lot
     
  12. katyR

    katyR Member

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    I can answer this.

    Depends. How old are you? If you will still be under 20 when the course ends your mum can claim child benefit for you. I'm guessing not though? Otherwise, your hours of study will have to be below 16 a week for you to claim JSA. Under 16, not 16. Also you will need to sign something to say you will still be looking for full-time work, so in effect you need to be willing to give up your course for a job... There's no other financial support thought the gov unless you are under 22 and NOT living with a parent or you are a care leaver, plus it would need to be a certain kind of course. You moving home shouldn't have any impact on your mum's carer's allowance, no.

    Pm me if you need to know any more.
     
  13. katyR

    katyR Member

    Favourite Bands:
    The Asa Hawks ;p
    Also - you won't get JSA if you quit your job.
     
  14. bongobenny

    bongobenny Well-Known Member

    This is like being at work but in forum form.
     
  15. LONESOME COWBOY BILL

    LONESOME COWBOY BILL New Member

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    Sorry, seems a good place to ask as i have seen some quandries solved here over the years.
     
  16. bongobenny

    bongobenny Well-Known Member

    Ha. I'm not having a go. I work in money advice.
     
  17. BALL OF SHIT

    BALL OF SHIT Member

    PM'd back
     
  18. LONESOME COWBOY BILL

    LONESOME COWBOY BILL New Member

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    stones
    Just to round this off for everyone...

    I have decided to stay on at work as the redundancy option is out of the window, and I will be taking an intensive course as Karl suggested.

    You have all been really helpfull and i appreciate the time you've spent replying to my questions.

    Gold star for all!
     

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