Omg sure start i can apply twice

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  1. _Vicky_

    _Vicky_ Mum to twins

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    OMG OMG OMG

    I think I may be able to apply for a sure start grant once the boys are here AND AND AND YOU GET ONE PER BABY!!!!!

    We will be entitled to £2000 a year CTC (that cant be right can it?) when I am on MA only (£123 a week)

    Does that sound right? I have never ever claimed benefits before but it seems a huge amount to be getting eekkkk

    How much are CTC per child does anyone know?
     
  2. FierceAngel

    FierceAngel Guest

    have a look at ctc calculator and bear in mind ma isnt a taxable benefit so they dont include it in your income but make sure u tell them u know tht as they dont volunteer tht info and let you include it and say nothing

    xx
     
  3. Becyboo__x

    Becyboo__x Well-Known Member

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    I dont know about CTC..

    but surestart you cant get 2 lots of the grant .. it says something about multipules im sure it does about it 1 payment per pregnancy..
    (ignore that im sure i read it somewhere though lol)x
     
  4. hypnorm

    hypnorm Well-Known Member

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    i googled it and you will get 500 per child, i think if you say you are expecting twins rather than applying twice.
     
  5. emalou90

    emalou90 Well-Known Member

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    YAY nice one! 1k will help you out no end as you have to buy technically two of everything :) :thumbup: xxxx
     
  6. _Vicky_

    _Vicky_ Mum to twins

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    ((( am hyperventilating )) just called them and as we are having two at once we get the double baby allowance at that will push us over the entitlement OMG OMG OMG - I never thought for one second that I would qualify but seems having twins does push us over due to the baby element - omg.

    Now the trick will be - getting CTC awarded and then applying for sure start all within 12 weeks of them being born hahahahahaa
     
  7. _Vicky_

    _Vicky_ Mum to twins

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    HIP is one per pregnancy but sure start is per child - just madness!!!!
     
  8. Becyboo__x

    Becyboo__x Well-Known Member

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    Lol oh right i must of got mixed up :rofl: sorry :winkwink:
    xx
     
  9. mummy0704

    mummy0704 mummy to 3

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    i've just found out we are intitled to this, you need to be claiming the higher rate of ctc which is roughly £50 per child per week. ours is £5200.00 roughly for 2 children per year. you cannot claim it on the lower rate.
     
  10. Celesse

    Celesse Well-Known Member

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    I have the same to look forward to, only x1 rather than x2! Hopefully the tax credit office wont be backlogged.
     
  11. AimeeM

    AimeeM Mum to 3 Boys.

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    There is a box on the form that you tick if you are having twins. You get it if you get child tax credits at a higher rate than the family element (around £1200 a year) and with two babies i am sure you will! It is if you get more than £21 a week in CTC. Good luck!
     
  12. Seity

    Seity Mom to Gabriel and Samuel

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    Wow you guys get a lot of money! I'm sure that it will come in handy for you Vicky!
     
  13. purpledahlia

    purpledahlia Mummy

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    dunno anything about child tax credit, but you can def get the surestart per child! yey!
     
  14. teal

    teal Well-Known Member

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    That's great news Vicky. I'm sure I can apply for sure start once I have the baby and I'm claiming tax credits but I don't qualify just now. Like you just hoping to get it all done within the 12 weeks! xx
     
  15. thechaosismex

    thechaosismex Well-Known Member

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    Awesome! i have no idea about ctc yet but im sure the sure start will be a massive help!

    xx
     
  16. _Vicky_

    _Vicky_ Mum to twins

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    haha thank the lord there is only one form - I am going to seriously consider pre competing the forms now cant imagine I will be in any fit state once bubbas arrive.

    LOL omg can you imagine - I asked that of the CTC people and they said send it special delivery and then allow five weeks - so if you do it soon as bubs is born you should be ok.

    Its just mad - I didnt even allow for CTC let alone sure start eekkkkk - madness I may be able to stay on maternity leave a bit longer now whoop whoop.
     
  17. Celesse

    Celesse Well-Known Member

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    I've re-read the Sure Start grant form: https://www.dwp.gov.uk/advisers/claimforms/sf100_print.pdf

    On page 3 where it is asking what benefit you claim or are awaiting it says:
    "Are you or your partner waiting to hear about a claim for Child Tax Credit at a rate higher than the family element?"

    Does this mean we will be able to put in a claim for the grant prior to CTC being approved?
     
  18. _Vicky_

    _Vicky_ Mum to twins

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    I would assume so if the 12 week deadline is looming it would be worth a go eh
     
  19. New2Bumps

    New2Bumps Mummy to 2 gorgeous boys

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    Does everyone get to apply for these ctc and sure start things?
     
  20. Celesse

    Celesse Well-Known Member

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    you can see if your entitled to CTC using https://www.entitledto.co.uk/

    you get the Sure Start grant if you are entitled to a certain amount of ctc.
     

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