URGENT single parent tax creds advice

(9 Posts)
AtSea1979 Thu 31-Mar-16 11:39:36

On hold now. No one seems to know basic stuff.
Do you still get more money for working over 30 hours?

AtSea1979 Thu 31-Mar-16 11:40:22

Does term time work need averaging out over 52 weeks?

RedRideMeGood Thu 31-Mar-16 11:44:10

I can't remember if you get more money for over 30 hours but I know if you work term time only it will need averaging out over a year. I hate ringing, they're so unhelpful and all tell you different things.

Gatehouse77 Thu 31-Mar-16 11:47:00

Make sure you take notes, the time and name of the person you speak to and which call centre. Clarify everything they say!!

AtSea1979 Thu 31-Mar-16 11:50:34

Term time doesn't need averaging out. I just checked gov website

GooseberryRoolz Thu 31-Mar-16 12:04:37

There is a 30 hour element yes.

AtSea1979 Thu 31-Mar-16 12:05:43

Well he told me the 30 hour element is just for couple now and doesn't make any difference to claim. I told him I thought he might be wrong and took his name.
I've just used online gov tax creds calculator with same salary etc and if I put 30 hours instead of 16 I get more.

GooseberryRoolz Thu 31-Mar-16 12:10:09

http://www.which.co.uk/money/tax/guides/tax-credits/working-tax-credits-the-basics/

GooseberryRoolz Thu 31-Mar-16 12:12:44

Maybe "only one 30 hour element per couple" has confused him?

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