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Working tax credits - have I read this right?

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notsuchayummymummy Tue 09-Aug-11 22:21:34

I am taking the full year of Mat Leave - which means that the last 3 months will be incredibly tight (understatement)
I'm sure I read last night on the HMRC website that for those 3 months we would not receive the WTC that we usually get as they would class it as unemployment? Seems a little odd that they wont give it to you when you need it most? I honestly just thought it was calculated on annual income.

TIA

Solo Wed 10-Aug-11 00:16:24

Would you actually get WTC if you have no salary/wage for those weeks/ Not that I'm in the know because it confuses the hell out of me, but maybe you'd be entitled to CTC instead?

HappyMummyOfOne Thu 11-Aug-11 18:32:30

Thats correct, WTC stops on AML and after a set time of being of sick - however if your partner still meets the criteria you may still qualify.

notsuchayummymummy Thu 11-Aug-11 21:45:35

Thank you both, yes I have read more today that says if partner still works 16 plus hrs per week you are likely to still qualify - so will call them and let them know at some point soon. One of those damned if you do and dont, it will cost them more in child tax credits if I go back for those three months than it would cost them in wtc if I dont.

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