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How much working family/child tax credits do you get?

(9 Posts)
sandyballs Mon 18-Apr-05 15:23:02

The reason I ask is that my DH is being made redundant next week and I'm looking into any benefits we may be entitled to whilst he looks for a new job. We currently get £40 a month working family/child tax credit (I work part time) and I've just been on to the inland revenue website to put in our new details (ie, DH no income as of 29/4) and it came up with £7000 a year!! Surely that can't be right, seems an awful lot. Great though

Aimsmum Mon 18-Apr-05 15:31:05

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Toothache Mon 18-Apr-05 15:34:24

Sandyballs - Is that not assuming that the children still have to be in childcare? I think once they see that one parent is not working then surely they must question why any preschool age children need to be in childcare. Just a thought.
My money shot up from £50 per month to £300 when I was on Mat Leave, but that was coz I was still classed as employed and still needed to keep Ds's Nursery space available.

expatinscotland Mon 18-Apr-05 15:38:05

Depends if your children are in care of a registered childminder or your partner stays home.

sandyballs Mon 18-Apr-05 15:41:14

I have two 4 year olds who are at a state nursery - the only childcare part is the occasional breakfast club/holiday club which we obviously won't need if DH is at home, but that only came to £35 a week on average so won't make that much difference.

What else would he be entitled to - jobseekers allowance etc? This is all new to us and I'm worried about how we will manage financially - I work 21 hours a week and earn £16,500.

flic23 Mon 18-Apr-05 15:41:22

i have yet to sort my credits out had mix up with P45 thats still not sorted i have used the on-line thing and the figure came out at £33 is this per week, month,year i found it totally unclear. Also does anyone know if u can get back paid

TheVillageIdiot Mon 18-Apr-05 15:42:04

SandyBells - when I looked at that site it tolde me an amount much higher than I was actually entitled too. I think a few others have experienced this too - if I were you I'd ring up and ask, they give you quite an accurate estimation. hth

purpleturtle Mon 18-Apr-05 16:09:11

Thanks! You've just reminded me I need to ring them about a change of circumstances!

Linnet Mon 18-Apr-05 21:59:29

Nothing at the moment as they haven't made any payments this tax year, problems with their system apparently, oh joy.

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