Hi I need some help ? My husband has left me with 3 kiddies 13/6/4
I work 4 days a week. I can’t afford to work now childcare is crippling and has recently gone up again. He’s not contributing financially. I haven’t told tax credits as yet I don’t know where I go from here. I’m thinking of resigning and going back to work when my youngest starts school in September? How would that work if I claimed ? I believe as it’s a change in circumstances I would have to apply for universal credit ?
Would I be sanctioned as I’m leaving my job for childcare reasons ?
I hope you’re doing well and got some hopeful advice.
As far as my understanding of UC goes, you can get upto 85% of your childcare costs covered upto a maximum of £1108.04 for 2 or more children. Also, as all your children are over 2 yrs of age, UC will expect you to work even on a part time basis. Is there any chance for your employer to do that for you? Also, your 4 yr old would be entitled to 30 hrs free childcare so UC might put all this into consideration as well.
Good luck and fill us in please.
I just became a single mum 2 months ago after leaving an abusive relationship. I have a 9 month old and I’m trying to figure out what to do about work as well. I’m due back in May.