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howmuch Thu 13-Jan-05 11:08:11

Hi hoping someone will be able to help me with this before i go loopy.

I will be splitting from my partner in the next few months and am trying to find out how mcuh money i will have to live on.

I don't currently work and so would be on benefits.

I have 3 kids and i want to know if anyone knows how mcuh i would get a week and wether it is including child benefit or if that remains seperate.

I have looked at a few sites but they don't make it clear if child benefit is included in the figure shown or not.


misdee Thu 13-Jan-05 11:09:23

child benefit is included in final figure.

karenanne Thu 13-Jan-05 11:16:04

hi how much.
its confusing i know having been there myself .
a useful site i found was it gave me good estimates on what i would get.

i get income support,maintenance,ctc and chb.also remember any maintenance is taken out of any income support you get.also may get help with housing benefit and council tax.

good luck

howmuch Thu 13-Jan-05 11:37:38

According to a site i've just been on, i would get 35 pounds CTC a week for each child and then 54.55 income support a week for me.

If the child benefit is included in that then that means the CTC is really only 20 a week for 1 and 24 for the others, that can't be right can it.

It workes out that i would be getting 104 pounds a week CT and 54 IS , total 158 and then no CB, dpes that sound right ????? With CB it would be 193, which does sound alot i admit, but there is no way 158 a week is gonna work. I have a loan of 140 pounds a month to pay.

misdee Thu 13-Jan-05 11:40:07

well when me and dh were on income support with one dd, (the days b4 CTC) we only had around 130 a week to live on. so that does sound like it may be right. i dunno.

howmuch Thu 13-Jan-05 11:41:04

Yeah but if you had 130 with one child, 158 for 3 doesn't sound like much.

misdee Thu 13-Jan-05 11:41:24

but we had 2 adults.

howmuch Thu 13-Jan-05 11:42:50

yeah true.

well if it is that much then there is no way i can leave.

misdee Thu 13-Jan-05 11:44:32

its more about how happy you'll be being single than the money tbh. you just learn to live on what u have, and u may be able to reduce your loan payment as well.

Caligula Thu 13-Jan-05 11:47:24

Howmuch, if you phone the Gingerbread helpline, they'll do you a calculation. Their number is 0800 018 4318.

Beep Thu 13-Jan-05 11:47:46

i get child benefit as well as the ctc so i imagine you would too

misdee Thu 13-Jan-05 11:48:31

you do get both beep, but child benefit is considered an income with some benefits. its used ti be deducted from income support before CTC was introduced.

Beep Thu 13-Jan-05 11:52:04

I get income support chold benefit and child tax credit,this is a fairly new claim started at the end of nov 04

rickman Thu 13-Jan-05 12:22:12

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Beansmum Thu 13-Jan-05 12:34:51

income support doesn't include anything for the children anymore. so you just get your IS (about £54) then child tax credits for the kids, plus child benefit which has gone up by a whole 50p a week recently!

It isn't a huge amount but it is enough, you'll get used to it.

Kelly1978 Thu 13-Jan-05 12:54:11

I hve two children and was getting £128 a week in income suport. I think with a third it would be another £30 on income support. Child benefit is paid monthly on top of that, and of course I dont have to pay rent or council tax.
I find I manage quite well, and have plenty of nice things. I did quit smoking though.

noddyholder Thu 13-Jan-05 13:05:30

Due to ill health not a breakup we have had several long spells when we have had to live on about that amount it is not easy and involves planning but it can be done .It depends on your priorities we were desperate for dp to stay home and look aftr ds and myself for a couple of years to get me better and it was well worth it I wouldn't hesitate to do it again.Ds never noticed a differ

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