child benefit

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  1. weestar21

    weestar21 Well-Known Member

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    got a letter in saying that child benefit is going up by a whole £1 odds :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    suppose every penny helps doesnt it :D
     
  2. vicky

    vicky Well-Known Member

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    well yer
     
  3. KX

    KX Well-Known Member

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    waw they r really generous :D
     
  4. weestar21

    weestar21 Well-Known Member

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    the £1 odds is for 2 kids :lol: :lol:
     
  5. KX

    KX Well-Known Member

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    pmsl I thought that was each :shock:
     
  6. weestar21

    weestar21 Well-Known Member

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    no :shock: :rofl: :rofl:

    hang on i'll tell you exactly how much im getting *runs to get letter*

    this is what the letter says

    '' i am writting to tell you about the increase in your child benefit. From 9 April 2007, the total amount of child benefit you recieve each week will change from £29.15 to £30.20''

    Adele £18.10 per week
    Colby £12.10 per week

    so its not even a pound more

    :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  7. ablaze

    ablaze lucky mum of one of each!

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    lol oooh wonder if everyones is goin up!!
     
  8. twinkletoes

    twinkletoes Well-Known Member

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    oooo i didnt know it had gone up! havnt had a letter saying so yet. woohooo, an extra few pennies, cant wait lol
     
  9. KX

    KX Well-Known Member

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    Yeah it goes up every year, so will tax credits :D

    Sorry i know this as I used to work for Social Security, its called "cost of living increases". Yeah rite as if cost of living only goes up a £1 a year :twisted:
     
  10. Imi

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    Huh!!!

    Living expenses ... they looked at the likes of N Power and British Gas this yr??

    And lets not mention nappies and others essentials lol

    A whole pound ... what a joke!
     
  11. Amanda

    Amanda Mum of 3

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    I've not had my letter yet either. Can't wait. :roll:

    I've asked this before on another forum - but why do you get less for the second child? It's not like their nappies cost less????? And I've got to start from scratch as Kayleigh is 13, but I get less for Charlie. :? Oh, and people like Helen who is expecting twins will get less for the second one born. Work that out!!! :shock: :lol:
     
  12. Imi

    Imi .

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    HUH tossers!!!

    I suppose they think you can re use disposable nappies aswell as let new borns wear a 13yr olds clothes?!!!

    Bet tis a man that works all this out bloody idiots!
     
  13. KX

    KX Well-Known Member

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    No I bet its someone with no kids that has worked it out :roll:
     
  14. weestar21

    weestar21 Well-Known Member

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    im not sure why they give less for every child after your first :roll:
    but the goverment law to live off for a family of 4, includes 2 adults and 1 child age 4 and one baby under 1 is £209 per week :? so i was told anyway when we tried to apply for benefits when OH was off sick but we werent entitle to anything and had to live off a total of £138.78p :roll: luckily hes now fit and healthy and in a much better less stressful job than the last one :D
     
  15. Alfiesmummy

    Alfiesmummy Active Member

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    Urgh its complete balls, This is how much i get 18.10 a week
    this is how much it costs per week for Alfie

    1x Aptimil food at 7 pounds each = 7 pounds
    2x size 3 packets of huggies nappies at 4.99 each = 9.98 pounds
    3x Baby wipes at 2.09 per pack = 6.27 pounds
    5x tins of baby food at 3p per tin = 1.50 pound

    not to mention calpol teething gel etc, so basic costs for Alfie are

    24.76 basic

    great job the government are doing ay! PRATS!
     
  16. beanie

    beanie Well-Known Member

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    but what do you want them to be doing?
     
  17. KX

    KX Well-Known Member

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    See I am in 2 minds about this:- Here's my story/explanation!

    I dont think the government should be compensating people popping out kids, and its good they give something.....When I get Bex's child benefit every month I make sure I spend that and more on her as I feel guilty having that money in my bank-even ask my mum :lol: she thinks Im mad.

    Now where I do think they go wrong is the tax credit system for working parents! You get no help hardly and childcare costs are sky high! :D

    Beanie will u sort them out for me? :lol:
     
  18. beanie

    beanie Well-Known Member

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    see thats my feelings about things.
    Kx I wish I could sort them out, so far winning the lottery is the only thing I can try and do (if I win I'll remember you :wink: )
     
  19. KX

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    ditto :D
     
  20. weestar21

    weestar21 Well-Known Member

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    i get my child benefit monthly as well and it always get spent on a rota one month its food nappies milk ect and next month its clothes shoes trainers ect
    this month it will have to go towards Adeles nursery uniform and a new pair of shoes and whats left will go on food, Thankfully we do get tax credits but still waiting on them sorting it all out and we get £107 a week £85 is childrens tax credits and the £22 is working tax credits, the have messed up somewher with our claim and had down i was earning £5000 a year but i wasnt working :? so hopefully come April when the new tax date comes hopefully it will all be sorted out and i wont owe them anything [-o< [-o<

    as i did say at the start of this thread that every penny does help and Kx i do agree with you that the government shouldnt really be paying us to pop out babies, but to be honest and i know this is going way off the subject but i think its better they pay parents something than paying the full wack to drug abusers sorry just had to say that

    *runs and hides now*
     

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