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Benefits entitled to?

(6 Posts)
user1470080705 Mon 01-Aug-16 21:05:46

I am due next week, both me and my partner work and I am planning on taking 9 months off work, I am confused if and what we would be entitled to in terms of benefits like working tax credit, child benefit etc... Can anyone help?

CatsAndCocktails Mon 01-Aug-16 21:08:02

It depends what you each earn and whether you have any other children.

Zombiemama Mon 01-Aug-16 21:09:04

There is a benefit calculator online you just need to have last years earnings before tax

work out your earnings this tax year from april to end March 17 so x amount of actual wages then x amount of mat pay.

If you know how many weeks of mat pay you get between starting mat leave and end of march 17 they make an allowance for a certain amount of it.

user1470080705 Mon 01-Aug-16 21:20:44

Thank you, I prefer to speak to people do you know who I would call, it's hard to say exactly what I earn as in sales but normally its in the region of £40 to £50k and this includes a car allowance, my partner earns about £22k a year, my mat leave starts middle of August this year, I don't think we are entitled to much but think we would be entitled to something not sure who to speak to so we receive this ?

CatsAndCocktails Mon 01-Aug-16 21:21:34

I would say you are only entitled to Child Benefit but you could give the DWP a call and go through with them.

user1470080705 Mon 01-Aug-16 21:22:18

Will do thank you

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