Question: What benefits do single parents get?

What benefits can I claim as a single parent working full time?

Working tax credit can be paid to single parents who work 16 hours a week or more. You can be paid an extra amount if you work 30 hours a week or more. This is called the 30-hour element.

What am I entitled to as a single parent working 16 hours?

Working tax credit can be paid to single parents who work 16 hours a week or more. You can be paid an extra amount if you work 30 hours a week or more. This is called the 30-hour element. The childcare element of working tax credit pays up to 70 per cent of your childcare expenses.

What benefits can a mum claim?

income-based Jobseekers Allowance. income-related Employment and Support Allowance. Pension Credit. Housing Benefit.

What benefits do new mums get?

Benefits available for new parentsIncome Support.income-based Jobseekers Allowance.income-related Employment and Support Allowance.Pension Credit.Child Tax Credit.Working Tax Credit that includes a disability or severe disability element.

How many hours does a single parent have to work to get universal credit?

You will be expected to work a maximum of 35 hours a week (or spend 35 hours a week looking for work). This might include some training and work-focused interviews.

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