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Benefits question... (Please give me a reason to be brave and go!)

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fastasleep Thu 14-Jul-05 13:44:32

Do any of you guys know what kind of benefits I should be getting?... I'm 18, had Theo at 16... left school at 12 (ahem ) I'm pregnant with my second... DH earns about 22k... at the moment I just get child benefit, I have a feeling I'm owed something else? Oh I've never ever had a job

Just to add to my patheticness I can't bring myself to go to the benefits office... official type people/places scare me

TracyK Thu 14-Jul-05 13:45:17

how about citizens advice bureau?

misdee Thu 14-Jul-05 13:45:24



TracyK Thu 14-Jul-05 13:45:54

or have a surf - there are a few websites that you can do online forms and they'll tell you at the end what you are due.

hunkermunker Thu 14-Jul-05 13:46:11

You need to apply for tax credits.

Ring 0845 300 3900 and ask them - it's the Inland Revenue number at the top of my tax credit form.

QueenEagle Thu 14-Jul-05 13:46:34

I think the only other thing you could claim is Child Tax credits.

Helpline 8am - 8pm Tel: 0845 3003900

Aimsmum Thu 14-Jul-05 13:46:38

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emily05 Thu 14-Jul-05 13:47:06

I think that this has a benefits section here

fastasleep Thu 14-Jul-05 13:47:11

Why can't we just do everything online? !!

QueenEagle Thu 14-Jul-05 13:47:31

hunkermumker - I was just filling in my Annual Review Form

fastasleep Thu 14-Jul-05 13:47:37

He doesn't go to nursery, I'm a full time SAHM

hunkermunker Thu 14-Jul-05 13:48:08

QE - PMSL! Mine's been on the desk in front of the PC for a couple of weeks now... Keep meaning to do it but can't be arsed.

ixel Thu 14-Jul-05 13:50:25

If you didn't get round to going back to work after a first child, is there any maternity pay type thing you can claim for a second? I know there's the maternity grant, but I dont think our income is low enough, as dh is on about 22,500. We're not skint, but could really do with a hand for the odd bits and bobs that we dont have left over from the first time!
Sorry to butt in on this thread, but it is related, sort of!

fastasleep Thu 14-Jul-05 13:50:35

Oh dear I'm going to get confused by that website!

Aimsmum Thu 14-Jul-05 13:50:38

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fastasleep Thu 14-Jul-05 13:51:53

If you are expecting a baby and have not worked for some time, cannot get Statutory Maternity Pay or Maternity Allowance, but have paid or been treated as having paid NI contributions:
check Incapacity Benefit

What's that about?! <<confused emoticon>>

misdee Thu 14-Jul-05 13:53:14

you should be able to get one of the 3. have u ever worked? if not then ICF may be the best choice. phoine your local benefits people and ask for advice.

fastasleep Thu 14-Jul-05 13:55:21

Never got the chance to work! This is asking for annual council tax...hmm...**wracks brain**!

fastasleep Thu 14-Jul-05 13:57:39

Ok I'm so just going to the benefits place next week lol

jessicaandbumpsmummy Thu 14-Jul-05 14:01:39

fastasleep..... we are very alike..... although i worked prior to having jess, i havent worked since, and am also wondering about the benfits side of things.... i really must get my bum down to job centre to ask them!

Aimsmum Thu 14-Jul-05 14:08:13

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fastasleep Thu 14-Jul-05 14:10:46

Lol I hate places like that... I've only ever been in a job centre with my mum! I think there is something I'm not getting though so will have to go..

fastasleep Thu 14-Jul-05 14:12:05

I could pretend to be looking for a job and get jobseekers allowance lol...

Aimsmum Thu 14-Jul-05 14:13:30

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jessicaandbumpsmummy Thu 14-Jul-05 14:14:33

we dont get wftc becuase dh earns too much - need to earn under approx £13000 i think or both be working - its crap!

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