Under the current system I will be entitled to tax credits from April 2013, however I am from the north west and this is when UC starts for new claimants. So, Ill be going from full 24k salary to SMP £135.45 per week 1st April until the 30th Sept….is there a calculator for me to work out what I am entitled to or am i going to be entitled to nothing? Its 4 months away and I need to be able to budget my maternity leave, proving difficult when i dont know my entitlements and I have never claimed anything before so completely new to this?
I need to be able to calculate my entitlements next year. My SMP starts 1st April and runs until 30th Sept. I am a new claimant, using this calculator I input 37 hours at £3.66 as my SMP income and it advises on top of this I would get £819 in benefits. Is this right, I will only be on maternity for 7 months of the year 6 with SMP income, 1 with no income unless i take KIT days or Annual holiday pay. The remaining 5 from November I would be back in work earning approx 25k (£13per hour) claiming for childcare (£694 per month cost) of which it then tells me I would get £710 in total benefits on top of my salary.
I need to be able to budget but for me just so happens Im from Manchester and UC comes into effect in april just as my SMP starts, I need to know how much budget I need to get me through maternity!!