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£21k a year = £130 A WEEK in benefits?

(9 Posts)
FeckOffHeadache Fri 31-Oct-14 09:56:54

Is it right that a single parent of two kids earning around £21, 500 a year world also get £130 a week in child benefit and child tax credits?

CalamitouslyWrong Fri 31-Oct-14 10:04:36

Are you writing an article for the daily mail and looking for frothers?

How much of the £130 a week is awarded to cover childcare?

FeckOffHeadache Fri 31-Oct-14 10:08:00

No I'm wanting to leave an unhappy relationship and need to know where I stand financially. I have no child care to pay as they're both teens

3pigsinblanketsandasausagerole Fri 31-Oct-14 10:09:11

I would think so
30 child benefit
And then 100ish tax credits

CalamitouslyWrong Fri 31-Oct-14 10:11:39

Do leave. He sounds like a shit.

SoonToBeSix Mon 03-Nov-14 00:36:11

Yes, that sounds correct. Also up to 70 percent of childcare costs.

SoonToBeSix Mon 03-Nov-14 00:36:34

Sorry missed they are teens.

Chunderella Mon 03-Nov-14 20:55:46

The entitlement table for 2 kids, working but no childcare costs is below.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/tax-credits-entitlement-table-working-at-least-16-hours-and-no-childcare/tax-credits-entitlement-table-working-at-least-16-hours-and-no-childcare

At 20k, you'd get £100 tax credits a week. At 21k it'll be more like £90. Plus the usual child benefit. This is regardless of any maintenance you might get from the father. Also if you rent and live in an expensive area, you might get a little bit of housing benefit too.

meglet Mon 03-Nov-14 21:01:11

yes, quite possibly.

I earn less so received more working and childcare tax credits (which went straight to nursery), no housing benefit though. XP was livid I could survive on my own.

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