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RachieS1986 Mon 28-Jul-14 11:05:30

Hi just wondering if anyone can help. I am currently pregnant with dc no. 2. We already have a two year old. We have decided that after no. 2 is born I will return to work part time. I'm just wondering where is best to get advice on what benefits etc I would be entitled to. I did the questionnaire online on HMRC website during my last maternity leave and it dsaid we were entitled to nothing but would it be better speaking to someone directly. I hate the thoughts of phoning HMRC and getting some unhelpful being. Thanks.

SolidGoldBrass Mon 28-Jul-14 11:09:36

You say 'We' so presumably you are either married or living with your DC's other parent. Therefore if your spouse earns over a certain amount - no matter what you earn - you may not be entitled to tax credits as your household income is too high.

Iamnotanugget Mon 28-Jul-14 18:23:41

As a very rough rule to get anything you need a household income of less than £26k with 1child, £32k with 2 children and £38k with 3.

impatienceisavirtue Mon 28-Jul-14 18:30:03

Entitledto is pretty accurate, or whatever it is called now. Quite quick and simple online calculator

Realitybitesyourbum Mon 28-Jul-14 18:43:13

Actually, every time I have rung hmrc they have been very very nice and explained things very clearly. Give it a go!

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