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nicolesmith12 Mon 22-Feb-16 23:14:21

hi, im having a baby but really confused if i can claim child tax and child benefit due to my partner, hes self employed but works away 5 days a week

MrsLeighHalfpenny Mon 22-Feb-16 23:21:01

Where he works has nothing to do with it. Do you consider yourselves to be a family unit?

nicolesmith12 Tue 23-Feb-16 07:36:13

i would like to think we were but on the other hand no i wouldnt say we were. sometimes he works weekends so its starting to come in the way of the relationship

Rockchick1984 Tue 23-Feb-16 11:06:20

If his home address is the same as yours then you claim as a couple. Where he works has nothing to do with it.

If he earns less than £60k you can claim child benefit, tax credits are based on your household income. If you earn less than £26k between you then you can claim.

nicolesmith12 Tue 23-Feb-16 11:24:53

he lives with his parents still, i dont work as im on income support, thank you this helped alotgrin

MrsLeighHalfpenny Tue 23-Feb-16 12:22:37

If he lives with his parents, then I'm afraid you aren't a family unit. If you don't live together, I doubt you can claim tax credits based on his salary, on top of the benefits you already claim as a single parent, though I'm no expert. I wouldn't have thought you could have it both ways!

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