6. Work out your hours

Put the number of hours you work in a normal week on your claim form.

Add all your hours together if you have more than one job.

If you’ve just started work put the hours you expect to work.

Type of work How to work out your hours
Employed Include overtime, but not unpaid breaks
Self-employed Include all the time you spend on your business (once you’ve set it up)
Seasonal Put the hours you’re working at the moment
Regular term-time Put the hours you work during term time
Agency Decide your normal hours with your employer
On-call Only count the hours you’re called to work
On standby Don’t count the time when you’re not paid