I need some advice please on my earnings while claiming C/A. Ive worked for the past 3yrs as a support worker for a young lady with learning difficulties. On average my wage is £300 per mth not including fuel expenses. Ive taken on a bank job as a support worker at a college. Because its ‘bank’ i get paid £10.25 p/hr but they keep back £1.34 hol pay which is all paid in August. So, im paid £8.91 p/hr as a flat rate. I work 6.5hrs at the college which ive calculated will take me over the £128.00 p/wk limit. However, i can ask payroll not to pay me for my 1hour lunch break. So therefore i should be under the C/A limit. I am on an 8wk contract which expires on 24th June.
What i need to know is will the DWP work out my hourly wage at £10.25 p/hr when each month im only paid at £8.91 p/hr? I dont want to go over the limit!! Also, as im on just an 8wk contract, if i did earn over the limit would it not average out over the year.
Hope this makes sense and any advice would be much appreciated.