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Tax code choice/starter checklist for job application

Hello! I am having trouble working out which statement to pick. I'm applying for a new job. This is my first job since February and I'm currently receiving universal credit (which will reduce/end when I start this new job) and Personal Independence Payment. I'm a bit confused about what option I should pick from these two?:

A) Since 6 April I have had another job but I do not have a P45. And/or since the 6 April I have received payments from any of the following : Jobseeker's Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance, incapacity Benefit.

B)This is now my only job but since 6 April I've had another job, or received taxable Jobseeker's Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance or taxable incapacity Benefit, I do not receive a State or Occupational Pension.

Which statement should I pick?
(edited 10 months ago)
Reply 1
Original post by PinkLadyApples
Hello! I am having trouble working out which statement to pick. I'm applying for a new job. This is my first job since February and I'm currently receiving universal credit (which will reduce/end when I start this new job) and Personal Independence Payment. I'm a bit confused about what option I should pick from these two?:

A) Since 6 April I have had another job but I do not have a P45. And/or since the 6 April I have received payments from any of the following : Jobseeker's Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance, incapacity Benefit.

B)This is now my only job but since 6 April I've had another job, or received taxable Jobseeker's Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance or taxable incapacity Benefit, I do not receive a State or Occupational Pension.

Which statement should I pick?


I don't think you can pick either of them. If neither is applicable, then tell that to the employer.

There's a version of the starter checklist linked from https://www.gov.uk/guidance/starter-checklist-for-paye (which points to https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1106535/Starter_checklist.pdf), and that has three options. On that, you'd presumably pick the statement that says "This is my first job since 6 April and since the 6 April I have not received payments from any of the following: Jobseeker’s Allowance; Employment and Support Allowance; Incapacity Benefit".

I'm a bit surprised you're being asked to fill in a starter checklist when you're at the point of applying for a job, rather than after you've been offered the job and accepted.
Reply 2
thanks for your help, I've emailed the company (hap solutions.) They offer flexible work for different events so I'm guessing that's why they ask this question in the application process?

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