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Hi All

Hope you are keeping safe.

We are about to apply for ILR.

I have a few questions re meeting the adequate maintenance requirement. Hope someone can shed some light.

Partner gets carer’s allowance for looking after a parent.

We live with her parents free of charge in their owned home. And they don’t pay council tax.

My question is we don’t have any housing costs mentioned in the guidelines because we don’t pay mortgage, rent or council tax. Are there any other costs we need to consider?


£67.25 - carer allowance
£35 - child benefit
£25.01 - child tax credit
£287.50 - employment
£414.76 TOTAL

Income Support
£116.80 couple
£68.27 child 1
£68.27 child 2
£17.60 family premium
£270.94 TOTAL


£414.76 - £0.00 = £414.76

Over the £270.94 so meet the requirement. If no other housing costs need to be included.

Finally one more question.
My basic gross pay is £16800. However I get overtime etc so my monthly pay varies each month. My question is how do I work out my monthly pay?

Is it correct I add up 6 months then divide by 6 and then divide by 4 to get the weekly pay as weekly is required. Can someone just clarify how I work out my pay?

Thank you
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