Wtc & ctc

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  1. jenny82

    jenny82 Well-Known Member

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    How does this work?

    I have a partner but am not married. I know I get SMP and Child Benefit, but if we claim for WTC & CTC as a couple, we're entitled to £20 per week more.

    If I claim as single, I get £150 more.

    We struggle anyway so this baby is a huge source of financial stress and I'm a student and won't be able to go back to work until Feb 2011.

    Do I claim as single or couple? We're not married.
     
  2. Ema

    Ema Mummy :) xxx

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    You claim as a couple. Me and Oh arnt married but living together so we claim as a couple as we are living in common law.

    Are you living together or will you be?? XxX
     
  3. FierceAngel

    FierceAngel Guest

    as above if you live together you claim together

    the term they use is if you are married or living with someone as if you was married xx
     
  4. danni2609

    danni2609 Guest

    together its against the law to not declare your together!
     
  5. jenny82

    jenny82 Well-Known Member

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    oh i see. I'm new to all this but wasn't sure how it worked.

    Oh well - worth a shot!
     
  6. Mum2b_Claire

    Mum2b_Claire Mummy to Ruby & Scarlett!

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    Yeah claim as a couple. I can see your point though, a colleague 'advised' me to claim as single as I would get more money! Gotta play by the rules though :)
     

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