Definitely no maternity grant, you'd need a joint income of less than 15k for that and I think it's got stricter since I claimed it for ds1 11 years ago. Tax credits I don't think so. Not sure what the cut off is for that, about 26k I think for your joint income.
Hey. I'm the same, the calculators give me a headache.
Our house has 40k + annually which will go down to 27k when I'm on mat leave (after standard mat pay ends) We rent and it seems we will get nothing other than child tax credit of like £20 or so a week?
On nature's course. It's ridiculous isn't. Feels like I need to be earning mega ££££ to have a child. We have a fair disposable income as we are which we do save our spend doing the house up atm. We're looking to move to lower our mortgage payments and not have to do the house up. Houses in our area are selling within a day the ones were interested in. It feels like I'm never going to find another house atm and can't stay here as we have steep steps up to the house. Yet my cousins have multiple children and a nice house given to them and no need to work and go out all the time and always shopping. The joys!!
We aren't entitled to anything. I'm not even entitled to maternity pay as I haven't been at my job long enough. Doingitforhim we are on over £50,000 a year when we are both working. So we can afford a child. Just not as comfortably as we would like. If I was entitled to normal maternity pay we would be fine.
Okay fab. We can afford without. It's just that I don't get company maternity pay as haven't been there a year. Moved there as much better money than previous job. I am luckily entitled to statutory mat pay which is a bonus. Other half is getting a pay rise in may once he's finished his gas qualification so we will survive. I just thought I'd check. Thanks all x
I do have cousins that sit on their ass claim benefits have a house go shopping and take drugs on a regular basis, Oh and have regularly stole from my nan in the l Past as she has dementia. So unless that classes as working?.....