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How will Universal Credit affect me? Some benefits and tax credits are being replaced by Universal Credit. This page tells you more about how Universal Credit is different from the benefits you might be getting now and what you can do to get ready for the changes. To find out more about how Universal Credit works and how to make a new claim for it read our guide Universal Credit explained. Living in Northern Ireland? Universal Credit works differently in Northern Ireland.

Moving to Universal Credit from Child Tax Credit Your monthly Universal Credit payment will include the following elements also called additions, which will replace the help you currently get from tax credits. Child element – this helps with the costs of bringing up a child. From April 2017, if you are making a claim for Universal Credit, support will be limited to the first two children (unless you have a multiple birth) and the first child premium will no longer be available.

Moving to Universal Credit from Working Tax Credit What’s my assessment period? Calculating costs « Understanding childcare « How do tax credits work? « Guidance « Tax Credits. This section explains how childcare costs are calculated for tax credit purposes. More information about who can claim help with childcare costs can be found here.

You can navigate this section using the quick links below: Amount of childcare supportCalculating average weekly childcare costs Childcare calculatorChange of circumstancesCalculating weekly relevant childcare costsChildcare run-onChildcare compliance checksMore information Amount of childcare support The childcare element provides support of 70% of eligible childcare costs. The 70% rate applies from 6 April 2011. To be entitled to help with childcare costs, the claimant must incur relevant childcare charges. Relevant childcare costs are calculated by aggregating the average weekly childcare costs for each child for whom charges are incurred and rounding them up to the nearest whole pound.

It is important only to include costs that the claimant actually incurs. Calculating average weekly childcare costs Fixed weekly costs. How will the Budget affect my tax credits? Everything you need to know about George Osborne's raid. They're the words on everyone's lips - tax credits. George Osborne is slashing the maze of payments for Britain's poorest families to cut £12bn from the welfare bill. He's defended hitting the 'unsustainable' payments while Labour and charities have blasted him for attacking the needy. But after the angry shouting across the Commons , his Budget speech left many people scratching their heads. Here's our definitive guide to answer all your questions about the cuts.

You'll find out why tax credits are so important and whether you'll be in line for the chop - and at the end you can share your experiences with Mirror Online. Watch Next Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% What are tax credits? They're benefits to help Britain's worst-paid people. There are two types - working tax credit and child tax credit . Scratch the surface and they're very complicated.

Disabled workers , disabled children , multiple children and childcare costs all merit higher tax credits. Getty So I can only have 2 children paid for? No . Single Working Parent Benefits and Entitlements. Author: Sarah Knowles BA, MA - Updated: 22 August 2015| Comment There are many types of benefits and entitlements available to parents. Some are designed expressly for single parents, while others are only for single working parents. You will need to look carefully to see which category you fit into, and you may have to make changes if your own circumstances change.

Benefits and Entitlements Include New Deal for Lone ParentsIncome SupportHousing/Council Tax BenefitSure Start Maternity GrantChild Tax CreditsWorking Tax CreditsChild BenefitChild Maintenance New Deal for Lone Parents (NDLP) The NDLP is not only for parents who are not working, it is also for those who work 16 hours a week or less and are looking to get back into full-time employment.

Additionally, the NDLP can also provide you with money to help pay for transport and/or childcare costs as you look for employment, have a job interview, begin work etc. Income Support Housing/Council Tax Benefit Sure Start Maternity Grant Hi. Title: Gingerbread Mobile. Work and benefits for single parents. One of the biggest challenges facing single parents is finding suitable work that will fit around new family requirements.

You may no longer be able to work full-time or may have been out of the job market for a whole. Returning to work can seem a very daunting prospect. But there is help available - this page points you in the right direction regarding all things to do with benefits and work, and covers information about the working benefits you may be entitled to. Getting back into work If your confidence has taken a knock or you've been out of the job market for a while a good first step is to make contact with your local Job Centre Plus. A personal advisor can help you with all aspects of your job search - writing your CV, finding training and taking part in a work trial - a kind of 'try before you apply' initiative to help you find the right job.

They can also help you sort out childcare or find work that will fit in around your children. Working benefits for lone parents. Tax credits entitlement table: working at least 16 hours and no childcare. 1. Working at least 16 hours and no childcare The amounts shown are the total you could get for the whole of this tax year (6 April 2015 to 5 April 2016).

The annual income is before tax and National Insurance are taken off. It’s your joint income if you’re in a couple. 2. Who should use this entitlement table? You can use this table if you’re: single and working at least 16 hours a week a couple, with one of you working at least 16 hours a week and - between you - you’re working at least 24 hours a week You can also use this table if you’re a couple, one of you works at least 16 hours a week, and the other is: getting certain benefits or credits for disability or illness - eg Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance, Personal Independence Payment or a disability premium for Housing Benefit in hospital or in prison entitled to Carer’s Allowance - even if they don’t get any payments because they receive other benefits instead Don’t use this table if: Tax credits calculator 3. 4. 5.

Special Request Collections - Newport City Council. English For a small fee, Newport City Council will arrange collection of unwanted furniture or electrical items that no longer work and are not re-usable. This form can be used to arrange and pay for the collection of unwanted items by Newport City Council. Most items are charged at £6, however the final price is clearly displayed before payment is requested. Before arranging a special collection please read these notes Recycling There are several places which will take good condition items such as the Community Furniture Shop and Ravens House Trust There are also websites where people can advertise goods and others can collect them free of charge Collection day Most collections are made within 7 working days You will receive an email confirming your collection date within two working days of submitting your request Restricted items Cancellation You can cancel your collection by calling the council on (01633) 656656.

How Many Stamps for a Large Letter? Contact Jobcentre Plus. How you contact Jobcentre Plus depends on the help you need, eg finding a job, changing an appointment, checking an existing claim or making a new claim or complaint. New benefit claims only You can also claim Jobseeker’s Allowance online. Existing benefit claims Call the appropriate number for your benefit to: discuss a claim you’ve already made tell the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) about a change in your circumstances, eg if you start working or your income changes Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pmFind out about call charges National Jobcentre Enquiry Line For Universal Credit enquiries and appointments use the number listed above.

Find a job Use the Universal Jobmatch service to find a job. Get a National Insurance number Apply for a National Insurance number or find your National Insurance number if you’ve lost it. Write to Jobcentre Plus If you want to write to Jobcentre Plus, the address for your office will be on any letters you’ve been sent. Find your nearest Jobcentre Plus. Newport City - Housing. If you are receiving housing benefit but still find it difficult to pay your rent, you may be able to get extra help for housing costs by applying for a Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP). DHPs are additional payments based on the circumstances of the person applying and are made at the discretion of the authority.

A DHP is not a payment of housing benefit but is paid in addition to this benefit. Who can apply? Anyone can apply for a DHP if they are struggling to pay their rent. You can only apply for help if you are in receipt of Housing Benefit but it does not cover the full rent. There are no set circumstances but you will need to prove that you are in need of extra help. Amount of payment The amount of the DHP and how long you receive it for is decided by the council. It is usually granted for a limited period after which the decision is re-assessed. Download and read Newport City Council’s Discretionary Housing Payments policy (pdf) for more information.

Apply. Newport Housing | Council and Housing Association Accommodation. Price Finder | Post Office Ltd. 15 16 Bettws Service. Newport to other places bus services routes. Newport bus routes map. Timetables | Newport Bus. Local Welsh Dentists & NHS Dentists contacts. Local Welsh NHS Doctors Contacts. NHS Direct Wales. Renting a home. When you are renting a home it is important for you to know what you can afford and understand the kind of rental agreement you are entering into.

Find out about your rights and responsibilities as a tenant so that you can follow the rules. These pages can give you helpful information on problems you may have while renting. Find out what to do if you are facing eviction. Information on tenancy agreements including the rights and obligations of tenants and landlords, and covering sham tenancies and unfair tenancy agreements.

Information on secure and assured tenancies for tenants of local authorities, housing associations and housing cooperatives covering rent, repairs, the right to stay in the home and introductory tenancies. Information on assured tenancies and assured shorthold tenancies for private tenants including rent, repairs and the right to stay in the accommodation. AAV: How Tory immigration rules discriminate against British children. Most people have views on immigration, but the vast majority don't really have a clue how the immigration system actually works. In this article I'm going to explain how some of the most ludicrous elements of the UK immigration system actually end up discriminating against British families. The Tories make a big show of pretending to clamp down on immigration, and plenty of hopelessly ill-informed people buy into their ludicrous propaganda charade of "Go Home" vans and draconian restrictions on certain demographic groups. The demographic group I'm going to focus on in this article is British people that happen to have fallen in love and married (and perhaps had children with) non-EU citizens.

In June 2012 the Tory Home Secretary Theresa May introduced new immigration rules to prevent low-mid income British citizens from bringing their foreign spouses to live in the UK. Her new rules set out stringent family income conditions. What you can do ... If you are affected 1. Gingerbread - Gingerbread Wales - Gingerbread | Wales. Benefit Calculator - About You - Turn2us. A dependant child is a child that you are responsible for (they usually live with you all or most of the time and you get Child Benefit for them). If your child is away from home temporarily, for example in hospital or on holiday, you should still include them Do not include any child that receives a benefit in their own name, such as Income Support or income-based Jobseeker's Allowance.

You should also not include any child that the local authority is paying you an allowance to look after, for example, a fostering allowance as you do not qualify for child related benefits for these children. If it is a private, informal fostering arrangement (no allowance is being paid to you) you could qualify for child related benefits if you can show that you have responsibility for the child and you are paying to support the child. If your child is in care or you are not sure whether to include them you should find an adviser to speak to. Find an Adviser | Turn2Us | UKAF.

Habitual Residence Test (HRT) - Turn2us. Key information To claim most means-tested benefits in the UK, you have to satisfy the Habitual Residence Test (HRT). This section explains more about this. Please note: the HRT applies to everyone, including British citizens. Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland NB: This is a very complex area of the law so it is important that you seek specialist advice. You can use our Find an Adviser tool to find a local adviser to help you further. Index You can read through this information sheet, or go directly to the sections you want to read by clicking on these links: What is the Habitual Residence Test?

If you are a migrant to the UK, to claim most benefits you have to satisfy the Habitual Residence Test (HRT) which includes having a right to reside. In most cases, you also need to be actually resident for a period of time. Back to top What benefits, tax credits and services does the Habitual Residence Test apply to? Who is exempt from the Habitual Residence Test?

Right to reside. Cont608420. Newport plusbus zone. Newport PLUSBUS (includes Caerleon) Fare structure Aug 5 0. Newport Bus Fares Review - 6th October 2014 | Newport Bus. Adult Monthly and Annual multi tickets reduced, Weekly multi tickets frozen Bamboo under 19’s ticketing frozen Newport Bus just completed an extensive fares review in order to be able to offer their customers the very best value public transport options on our network of services covering Newport, Cardiff, Cwmbran, Chepstow and Monmouthshire. Zone 1 Monthly Passport smartcards will be REDUCED from £55 to £45 Zone 2 Monthly Passport Plus smartcards will be REDUCED from £65 to £50 Zone 1 Annual Passport smartcards will be REDUCED from £640 to £500 Zone 2 Annual Passport Plus smartcards will be REDUCED from £740 to £550 The above smartcards will no longer require a photograph to produce therefore, simply apply for a Monthly smartcard by calling 01633 670563 option 6, online by completing the enquiry form on our website at newportbus.co.uk or in person at our travel shop in the Market.

Monthly and Annual top ups can only be topped up at present in our Travel Shop in the Market. Bamboo Zone 1 & 2. Collection days | Newport City Council. Newport HomeOptions - Home. DBS Checks & CRB Check - Fast online service. New CRB info & links when lived abroad in last 5 years... Can I dispute the information on my disclosure? How many documents will I need to provide with my application form? I already have a DBS/CRB disclosure; do I need to obtain another one? I know that I hold a criminal record; what should I do? I am currently living in student accommodation. What address should I list as my current address? I currently live overseas - can I apply for the DBS check? I have lived abroad in the last five years.

How do I obtain a 'Certificate of Good Conduct' from any overseas countries that I have lived in? I am transgender - how should I complete the application form? How many documents will I need to provide with my application form? Please visit the following webpage for further information: Identification documents I already have a DBS/CRB disclosure; do I need to obtain another one?

If you have a certificate that was issued by an organisation that is not the University of Warwick, then we will not be able to accept this disclosure certificate. Yes. Tax & NI Calculator and Rates for 2014/2015. Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks (previously CRB checks) Citizens Advice  - the charity for your community. Newport City Living - Family Information.

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