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How much do you get in tax credits?

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charliecat Thu 07-Jul-05 19:48:32

We get ....Household income of 27.000 2 kids 3.04 a week ..skint.

lilaclotus Thu 07-Jul-05 19:49:51

none. they overpaid us and we get nothing until next april. income of £20000, 1 child.

jessicaandbumpsmummy Thu 07-Jul-05 19:50:24

£40.47 a week one child - will go down in a few weeks when jess turns 1 tho.

bubblerock Thu 07-Jul-05 19:51:43

We get full whack because we're self employed and made a loss last year and will again this year, hopefully we'll start to make money next year

Pinotmum Thu 07-Jul-05 19:53:15

DH is self employed we just applied for the first time this year. His accounts that were submitted showed an income of £23,000, 2 children and they awarded us £133.00 per month. I am waiting for them to say they have made an error. I have since returned to p/time work as well.

emily05 Thu 07-Jul-05 19:54:09

charliecat - that doesnt seem enough. we get about £450 a year (about £35 a month). DH earns £29000 and we have 1 child. So yours doesnt seem right

Caligula Thu 07-Jul-05 19:57:26

Stacks. Almost 8K. Almost as much as my wage.

hercules Thu 07-Jul-05 19:58:20

7 pounds a week for 2 kids.

weesaidie Thu 07-Jul-05 19:59:19

I get about £43 a week, I am single parent and not working at the moment. I am going to Uni in September though and have no idea what it will change to!

weesaidie Thu 07-Jul-05 19:59:50

and that is for 1 toddler.

Caligula Thu 07-Jul-05 20:02:56

I've tried to get the formula from the IR, but it seems to be like the holy grail.

charleepeters Thu 07-Jul-05 20:08:01

i get £54 pound a week
DP gets £200 in his wage packet.

Does anyone know if it changes when baby reaches 1?

weesaidie Thu 07-Jul-05 20:19:32

Mine went down by about £10 a week when my dd turned 1.

Caligula - don't talk to me about trying to get formula! I tried with milk tokens but could not find anywhere that accepted them! I phoned up the numbers on the back and kept getting transferred and basically received absolutely NO help. Grrrr.

Finally my mum found somewhere but by then it was too late!

Tinker Thu 07-Jul-05 20:25:02

weesaidie - sorry, had to laugh, think Caligula meant the formula for workinging out the credits.

I've got the legislation and still haven't stumbled on the formula yet.

vickiyumyum Thu 07-Jul-05 20:26:18

local helth clinics accept the tokens, they exchange it for milk there and then, same way sa free formula tokens for otehr benefits, except you pay something! iyswim!
can't get tax credits cos i'm a student and therefore classed as not employed even though i work 37.5 hours a week for the nhs.

Caligula Thu 07-Jul-05 20:27:41

Sorry, meant the formula for working out how much tax credits you're entitled to versus your wages, versus number of children. If you ask the DWP "how much is income support?" you get a straight answer. If you ask the IR "how do I work out my net income per annum?" you get a straight answer - they just tell you how to do it. But ask them about how to work out your tax credit award, and they go all shifty. And none of the literature they send you has the mathematical formula.

But yes, the milk formula thing is a joke as well!

weesaidie Thu 07-Jul-05 20:31:56


I am a total idiot!! Sorry guys... don't know what I was thinking!

Oh well, the whole system appears to be totally screwed!

charliecat Thu 07-Jul-05 22:37:46


wordgirl Thu 07-Jul-05 22:46:50

charliecat, last year we got about £41 a month and that was on a household income of over £40k (for 3 children but I don't think they count the 3rd!) so your figures don't seem right.
Have you tried doing that online thing whhich calculates how much you should get?

charliecat Thu 07-Jul-05 22:48:15

I havent, the 3rd child I thought bumped the money up?...but im asking here to get a rough guess on everyone else.

expatinscotland Thu 07-Jul-05 22:51:56

£100 extra £ a month in WTC. £155/month in CTC. We do not use childcare. One 2 year old daughter. Another on the way, but not due till December.

SaintGeorge Thu 07-Jul-05 22:51:58

Do you owe them something from previous years? On £27k, 2 kids you should be getting about £10 per week.

Socci Thu 07-Jul-05 22:52:22

Message withdrawn

charliecat Thu 07-Jul-05 22:52:41

dont owe them anything i dont think.

wordgirl Thu 07-Jul-05 22:53:53

hmm, you could be right about the 3rd child charliecat. But I still think you should get more!

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