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    Hi does anyone else know what government benefits an apprentice can claim for example: a 21 year old on £100 for a 30 hour week, paying rent of £400 a month plus usual bills. Obviously the wage will not even cover the rent. Thanks.
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    (Original post by jahwobbler12)
    Hi does anyone else know what government benefits an apprentice can claim for example: a 21 year old on £100 for a 30 hour week, paying rent of £400 a month plus usual bills. Obviously the wage will not even cover the rent. Thanks.
    Hiya,

    I'm not sure but it might say on the government website... also, some apprenticeships offer very generous salaries, particularly the ones in London
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    If you're a lone student in the house, you get a break on council tax.
    Then obviously your NUS card and all the usual benefits of being a student.

    As has already been said, some apprenticeships now pay a lot.
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    alot of apprenticeships wont let you do it if you have been at uni or are at uni due to funding and being to highly qualified
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    You can claim working tax credits, it's what I have done. It really helps out for bills etc.
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    Hi, thanks all. From my research in theory anyone on a low income (I'm talking about SW UK where£100/150 a week isn't unusual) can claim benefits like housing, council tax relief, working tax credits. I've tried some online calculators but I don't know how accurate they are and none of them seem to consider all possible benefits
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    (Original post by jahwobbler12)
    Hi, thanks all. From my research in theory anyone on a low income (I'm talking about SW UK where£100/150 a week isn't unusual) can claim benefits like housing, council tax relief, working tax credits. I've tried some online calculators but I don't know how accurate they are and none of them seem to consider all possible benefits
    I'm not sure personally what you are entitled to but it might be worth contacting something like the Citizens Advice Bureau as they would be able to show you what you can claim.
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    (Original post by melanie-goddard)
    You can claim working tax credits, it's what I have done. It really helps out for bills etc.
    Thats interesting but I had an idea that WTCs are for people with kids, or am I mixing them up with Child Tax Credits?
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    (Original post by jahwobbler12)
    Thats interesting but I had an idea that WTCs are for people with kids, or am I mixing them up with Child Tax Credits?

    Child Tax Credits are another thing, similar though. I thought so too at the start to be honest but I spoke to a really nice guy on the phone and explained my position and he said I would be entitled to some Tax Credits based on my income position. It's always worth a go, every little does help.
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    (Original post by melanie-goddard)
    Child Tax Credits are another thing, similar though. I thought so too at the start to be honest but I spoke to a really nice guy on the phone and explained my position and he said I would be entitled to some Tax Credits based on my income position. It's always worth a go, every little does help.
    Thats really helpful, thanks.
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    (Original post by melanie-goddard)
    Child Tax Credits are another thing, similar though. I thought so too at the start to be honest but I spoke to a really nice guy on the phone and explained my position and he said I would be entitled to some Tax Credits based on my income position. It's always worth a go, every little does help.
    Ah just tried a gov calculator which says don't qualify due to 21 years of age : "Claimant(s) who do not have children must work 30 hours per week or more and be aged 25 or over and are not disabled."
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    (Original post by jahwobbler12)
    Ah just tried a gov calculator which says don't qualify due to 21 years of age : "Claimant(s) who do not have children must work 30 hours per week or more and be aged 25 or over and are not disabled."
    As someone already said, citizens advice is the best way to go. They'll offer you more useful advice, and be able to tell you exactly what you're entitled to. If you are able to claim WTCs then you'll qualify for stuff like free prescriptions etc.
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    (Original post by Queen Cersei)
    Hiya,

    I'm not sure but it might say on the government website... also, some apprenticeships offer very generous salaries, particularly the ones in London
    And many are very happy to get away will basically having people doing a full-time job for £3.30 an hour which isn't a sustainable wage for anyone but a 16 year old living with their parents.
 
 
 
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