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Child Tax credits question

big bear

A bear on a mission!
S: 14st7lb
As some of you work for the benefits office not sure if it's this benefit or if you can help.

My wee boy is 18mths old and before he turned 1 we got under £100 a month for his tax credit but since then it's been halved.

The thing is last year I was on maternity from my job till August, I then got made redundant and signed on until beginning of December when I started back to work again part time. Surely I'd be entitled to more?

How can I appeal or see if the calculation is wrong?

Should I not be entitled to Working Tax Credit also?

My husband doesn't earn loads under £24K...

My friend who has 1 child and earns over £30K and her husband earns over £25K gets alot more than us.

I know each case is different but I can't help but think it's wrong..

Anyone help or give any advice...is there a certain amount that you earn that cuts tax credits...they really confuse me.
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Hi Hun i cant help alot but i was told you have to earning under £16,000 to get working taxcredit so as your husband is earning more than that you are not entitled to that. I think if you have a income over £20,000 apparently your husband can support the family on that!! Im in the same position, my partner earns £21,500 and when i go back to work part-time i will be on £9,000. We will get when sophie turns one in october £40 a month! If i was to give up work we would be entitled to £200 a month, still not a lot but like i said they see that my partner should be able to support us...

big bear

A bear on a mission!
S: 14st7lb
Thanks Emma, you seem to be in a very similar situation.

I'm also preggers so it's due in October maybe it'll go up again slightly that's if the PM doesn't cut CTC. :D
S: 14st13lb C: 14st7lb BMI: 30 Loss: 0st6lb(2.87%)
I would ring them and just ask them to check to figs or tell you why it reduced-sometimes its related to the age of the child,but that doesnt seem to fit in your case as he/she ( sorry !!) is so young.

My hubbys wage is more than you mention,and my wage is a pittance and for our 2 girls we get £42 a month-the last review form we had said we were still entitiled as long as we didnt expect to earn more than £75 this year-i wish !!

big bear

A bear on a mission!
S: 14st7lb
Thanks - they said that because he'd turned 1 the baby element of CTC was reduced.

I'm going to call them to double check everything..
S: 13st13.5lb C: 13st13.5lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 33.6 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
yeah think it will be cause you have lost under 1 allowance. that entiled to site is good got ours spot on.

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