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Old Feb 26th, 2009, 10:41 AM   41
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Our combined salaries are over 60k when i am at work, but once baby arrives i will be off work for 9 months of the year so our salaries will be well under 60k. So my question is are we still entitled to the Child Tax Credit or not while i'm on maternity leave?



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Old Feb 26th, 2009, 11:23 AM   42
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Our combined salaries are over 60k when i am at work, but once baby arrives i will be off work for 9 months of the year so our salaries will be well under 60k. So my question is are we still entitled to the Child Tax Credit or not while i'm on maternity leave?
I think so. It's worth applying.



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Old Mar 20th, 2009, 13:09 PM   43
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I phoned tax credits people to see if i would get help with childcare and they said ill get 10 per week. My little man goes 3 mornings a week 7.30-12,30 and it costs me 60 per week. i thought 10 is better than nothing but it aint brill, but i got a letter through the other day to say im getting nothing and theyre lowering my child tax credits i get per week, i was only getting 20 per week to begin with. I keep thinking id be better of financially on my own but thats not the right way is it!! It makes you mad that all these people who claim all this money and dont work get more than us they do it by the book and work and look after our children. its soooooo annoying, I dont qualify for working tax credits either.



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Old Mar 20th, 2009, 13:12 PM   44
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Our combined salaries are over 60k when i am at work, but once baby arrives i will be off work for 9 months of the year so our salaries will be well under 60k. So my question is are we still entitled to the Child Tax Credit or not while i'm on maternity leave?
It goes on last years saleries. Our household combined was 40 grand, all i get is child benefit and 20 a week child tax credits, not entitled to anything else.



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Old Mar 30th, 2009, 16:35 PM   45
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Does anyone receive Tax Credits and Working tax credits for being a carer? I currently work full time but previously cared for my aunt. I received income support and carers allowance. My aunt hasnt been keeping well again so considering caring for her again if I know I can support my own little family.



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Old Apr 7th, 2009, 03:42 AM   46
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I'm gonna join in this thread, because I can't help feeling we should be entitled to something ...

I was on a well paid (18K job) until February, now I'm on contrib-JSA, which will switch to MA in September. OH earns about 13K in a full-time job. Baby due in November, no other children, both turning 40 this year.

I suspect we should be entitled to some WTC, and then FTC, but I can't get the calculators to work.

Is it worth my asking the Jobcentre for the application forms when I see them on Thursday, and applying anyway? Nothing ventured and all that ...



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Old May 8th, 2009, 07:06 AM   47
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I knew nothing about tax credits what so ever

Hubby and I were always self employed / with businesses expenses and offset tax etc. I've only been salaried for 11 months. Yesterday a friend told me I should be looking at tax credits for when bubs arrives, and then I find out I should have been claiming throughout the last year. There's some disability element of working tax credits, so I phoned them today and went through it all - they're sending the application out.

It all seems a little confusing because they don't tell you the criteria so much as ask you questions and tell you what your situation equates to.

Regardless, I'm glad I've found out now!

I still don't know how Child Tax Credits work really - or how much you get... is it a flat rate?

And Child Benefit... is that a flat rate? And do you get it from birth?



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I still don't know how Child Tax Credits work really - or how much you get... is it a flat rate?
There are various elements and the more elements apply to you the more you get, but it is a flat rate in that it's not means tested any further than household income under 58,000. Before factoring in disabilities or anything for one child under 1 year old it's just over 1000 a year, then after your child turns 1 it halves.

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And Child Benefit... is that a flat rate? And do you get it from birth?
That really is flat, everyone gets that. It's about 20 a week for your first child and a bit less for each subsequent child.



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Thanks so much



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Old May 26th, 2009, 12:24 PM   50
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Me and my fellas combined wage for the last tax year is 28850.57 i cant get the calculator thing to work does anyone know what we would be entitled to???

Our little one is 4 months old and my partner works FT



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