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AIBU to think it's not worth the bother?

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ThatMummy Sat 11-Jun-16 20:24:22

My fiancé and I earn around £2200 per month, we have a young son, I was talking to someone and they was talking about tax credits and how I may as well apply to see if I would get anything. We currently don't get any sort of benefits apart from child benefit. My question is, will it be worth filling out the forms and does anyone else on similar wages get any tax credits, council tax benefit etc
Tia x
I have put this in aibu as I personally never look in the money section!

Mango5000 Sat 11-Jun-16 20:28:35

Try the tc calculator to see what it suggests

Stiddleficks Sat 11-Jun-16 20:28:36
Fill out the form and it will tell you if you would get anything but at that amount I doubt you would.

Arfarfanarf Sat 11-Jun-16 20:28:50

Calculator here that will tell you what if anything you can claim.

ThatMummy Sat 11-Jun-16 20:31:55

Thanks for your replies 
I posted again in the aibu section as I wasn't getting any for all of 5 minutes in the money section (you can tell the football is on and I am bored lol) I work in my sons school so we pay no childcare. I hear lots of people talking about working tax, and child tax credits. We get by ok but never have any cash left over and at this rate we will be getting married as a retirement present! X

ThatMummy Sat 11-Jun-16 20:42:00

Done the online calculator, it gave me a grand total figure of.......£0.00
I am often told by people who are on the same sort of money that they get around £50 per week...I am starting to think there is bound to be a mistake there! X

RubbleBubble00 Sat 11-Jun-16 20:52:51

You would get if your were paying for childcare

Zarah123 Sat 11-Jun-16 20:54:17

Do you mean you and you partner earn £2200 each or £2200 combined?

ThatMummy Sat 11-Jun-16 20:55:53

Oh god I wish it was per person grin no that's our combined wage xx

Zarah123 Sat 11-Jun-16 20:58:01


Groovee Sat 11-Jun-16 20:58:45

We earn about 1600 a month combined due to me being disabled it gives me a premium where we get about £28 a month.

Discobabe Sat 11-Jun-16 21:02:27

Perhaps they pay childcare or have more children. Although even with 3 kids our ctcs were very small on that that sort of wage.

nonladyofleisure Sat 11-Jun-16 21:06:50

If you have 1 child you might not get anything but probably would if there was 3 X the whole tax credit system is split up into bands... You could earn 5 grand different to someone else but receive the same payments as the same band. Your friends also may be getting stuff due to last years income.

I only get child tax credit not working and no child care paid as don't qualify for working. X

Bettybooop25 Sat 11-Jun-16 21:15:56

What's with all the kisses? xxxxx

ErNope Sat 11-Jun-16 21:19:23

Betty lots of people do it out of habit.
Myself included, I just try not to do it on MN for fear of a flaming

ThatMummy Sat 11-Jun-16 21:24:16

I also didn't think of last years earnings, I don't think I will bother tbh as it seems there are too many factors that make it so I just won't qualify, I'm not really bothered by it but obviously any extra cash wouldn't be frowned upon, and the only reason I even considered it was because of the friend saying I should try smile

Daffodil90 Sat 11-Jun-16 21:25:38

We get around £2300 between us and aren't eligible for anything. Just CB.

ThatMummy Sat 11-Jun-16 21:26:44
Yes just out of habit really, or I could just be a really kissy person!
I actually do it as it adds a certain friendly feel to a post rather than seeming that I am a serious kind of person...I didn't know it was looked down upon on mumsnet? Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxwink

foursillybeans Sat 11-Jun-16 21:31:55

The total earnings threshold before tax is £38,000 combined or single income in to the household. If you earn over that you won't receive anything.

nonladyofleisure Sat 11-Jun-16 21:35:58

I put X on everything it's habit.. blushhmmconfusedgrin

BarbaraofSeville Sat 11-Jun-16 21:48:20

I don't do xxs and have to remind myself that some people, DSis I am looking at you, see the lack of xxs to mean 'I hate you you fucking bitch I hope you die' and make sure I put xxs in texts to her, even if it is of the 'setting off now, see you in 10 mins' type. <irrelevent>

I wouldn't have thought that someone with a monthly income of £2200 and 1 DC was entitled to TCs, unless perhaps they had a lot of childcare costs and a disabilty but I may be wrong.

ThatMummy Sat 11-Jun-16 22:10:10

I honestly didn't realise a kisses on a message was a 'thing' I don't own a toilet brush or anything sinister like that though wink

ledgeoffseason Sat 11-Jun-16 22:13:54

that mummy you are hilarious xxxx wink grin xxxx

Marmalade85 Sat 11-Jun-16 22:26:16

U ok hun?? Xxxx

Bettybooop25 Sat 11-Jun-16 22:28:03

Fine thanx hun! Lol! xxx

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