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Old Nov 29th, 2008, 14:11 PM   31
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I don't get it because i'm under 25. If i earned exactly the same but was 25 i'd be entitled!! i don't get it!
i get it an im 21



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Old Nov 29th, 2008, 14:19 PM   32
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You dont get it for under 25 if youre part of a couple....

Im not entitled either, but can claim through Rob since hes over 25



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Old Nov 29th, 2008, 14:25 PM   33
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my ex wasnt 25 an we got them! weeird!!!



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Old Nov 29th, 2008, 14:29 PM   34
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Because you have the LO's Dippy, you have to be over 25 if you haven't got kids x



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Old Dec 16th, 2008, 07:21 AM   35
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What I don't understand is the calculator on the gov website. I have tried filling it in several times to see what hubby and I are entitled to and it always comes back as nothing.

I have tried all sorts of different configurations to test the system, i.e. with hubby as primary applicant, with me as primary, with me as working, me as not working, pre-baby, post-baby etc. But whatever way I fill in the form it says we get diddly. Yet, according to their own published guidelines of entitlement we should qualify for quite a tidy payout.

Our joint earnings are under 35k, we are both over 25. I work but am employed through an agency. I won't be getting SMP, I'll be on the allowance but am still classed as working while on maternity leave.

Can anyone suggest what the problem is? Is the online tool just broken?



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Old Dec 16th, 2008, 08:17 AM   36
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I think I just worked out that the earnings threshold for working tax credits is much, much lower than the threshold for child tax credits - I had assumed it was the same!




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Old Jan 24th, 2009, 16:40 PM   37
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HELP... im starting to stress. dont really understand the site to figure out if we ae entitled!! how do you apply anyway? im stressing bcoz i keep getting told they only backdate 3 months and my LO is 3 months 1 week. missing out already... stress

Please help.. thanks xxx



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Old Jan 25th, 2009, 12:29 PM   38
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HELP... im starting to stress. dont really understand the site to figure out if we ae entitled!! how do you apply anyway? im stressing bcoz i keep getting told they only backdate 3 months and my LO is 3 months 1 week. missing out already... stress

Please help.. thanks xxx
Your hospital should have given you all the info when you had your LO. But go to the job centre to get the application forms hun.



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Old Feb 26th, 2009, 06:20 AM   39
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Hello all

I'm very confused with this whole matter. can anyone shed some light with me please?

Myself and my OH are expecting our first baby in a few weeks time.I will then be on maternity leave for 9 months only receiving SMP.

My other half earns around 27k a year, So with this is mind am I entitled to anything extra apart from Statutory Maternity Pay? Does everyone receive Chile Benefit and Child tax credits? Is Child Tax credits and Working Tax Credits the same thing?

My understanding of this was that everyone received Chile Benefit (which is approx 20 per week? Am I correct) and also Child Tax credit. Then the other Working Tax Credit is available to families on low incomes.

If anyone can help me out I would be very grateful.

Thanks in advance.



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Old Feb 26th, 2009, 09:57 AM   40
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Marchbaby - yes, everyone gets Child Benefit and everyone with a joint income under about 60,000 gets Child Tax Credit. But Working Tax Credit is only for people on a household income of less than 16,000.



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