Earning £120 a week, but paid monthly...

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Hello

I have started a new job and I am earning £120 per week, but I get paid at the start of the first month, so monthly. In October my earnings were £120 week. But there were 5 weeks in October 2018, so I learnt £600 over the 5 weeks which is £120 per week.

Is this ok? I have been receiving carers every week in October, but I am not sure. If this is not okay, what do I do, do I call them and tell them? How do I return the money to them as I do not want to get in to any trouble.

I also called carers allowance unit today and asked them what the earning limits were and they said this:
  • £240.01 per two weeks
  • £48.03 per 4 weeks
  • £520.40 for a whole month (irrespective of number of weeks)
On GOV.UK it says we must earn £120 a week, nothing else is mentioned...
Have a look at the main Carers UK index (via Quick Links, top left of page) and have a look at deductible expenses.
Who do you care for - we might be able to think of a few expenses for you!
Have a read of the CUK factsheet on Carers Allowance here:

http://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice ... -allowance

Scroll down to "You don’t earn over £120 a week (after deductions)" where it explains how the DWP calculate earnings.
There is also a section on how you can make deductions (especially into a private pension plan) to keep you within the earnings limit.
Yes ... figures detailed are correct.

Should be no problem in the event of the DWP " Reviewing " the situation at some point in the future.

I will assume no income related benefits being claimed ?

UC rolled out on your manor ?

Post code checker :

https://ucpostcode.entitledto.co.uk/ucdate

Some reports of " Conflicts " with earnings over a 5 week period under UC ... be aware.

I will assume that all benefits / allowances out there are being claimed ... online benefits calculator :

https://www.entitledto.co.uk/

Always pays to be sure.

No news of a potential change in that £ 120 limit , nor taper , earlier this week.

Would be prudent to increase in line with the rise in the minimum wage come April 2019.

Any development will be posted promptly on this forum.
bowlingbun wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:06 pm
Have a look at the main Carers UK index (via Quick Links, top left of page) and have a look at deductible expenses.
Who do you care for - we might be able to think of a few expenses for you!
I care for my dad, he receives PIP and is aged 53.
Chris From The Gulag wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:09 pm
Yes ... figures detailed are correct.

Should be no problem in the event of the DWP " Reviewing " the situation at some point in the future.

I will assume no income related benefits being claimed ?

UC rolled out on your manor ?

Post code checker :

https://ucpostcode.entitledto.co.uk/ucdate

Some reports of " Conflicts " with earnings over a 5 week period under UC ... be aware.

I will assume that all benefits / allowances out there are being claimed ... online benefits calculator :

https://www.entitledto.co.uk/

Always pays to be sure.

No news of a potential change in that £ 120 limit , nor taper , earlier this week.

Would be prudent to increase in line with the rise in the minimum wage come April 2019.

Any development will be posted promptly on this forum.
My postcode has been a Universal Credit full service area since 18 July 2018. I only get CA no other benefit.
In which case , UC will not bite !

Count yourself fortunate ...
Chris From The Gulag wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:56 pm
In which case , UC will not bite !

Count yourself fortunate ...
Yes, a fair few have told me. I am only eligible for CA. So what can I do, other than reduce my hours to meet the £520.04 monthly limit? My employer will not pay me weekly...
Several ways to deal with that one ... have a read of one of the better threads on here :

https://www.carersuk.org/forum/support- ... week-21683

Started more than five years ago but much in there is still current ... even if the figures are not.

Private pension seems to be the favoured route ... although it's definately a case of jam tomorrow even if one cannot afford jam today because of the limit !
Chris From The Gulag wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:03 pm
Several ways to deal with that one ... have a read of one of the better threads on here :

https://www.carersuk.org/forum/support- ... week-21683

Started more than five years ago but much in there is still current ... even if the figures are not.
I do not want to deal with pensions etc at the moment. That is no question. Any other way?