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Dawn2820 Fri 21-Sep-07 13:02:26

How much benefit do you claim - could you give me an estimate of the figure you receive each month.

this is my first child, i am single, just want a rough idea of what i will expect

Gemy Fri 21-Sep-07 13:30:30

Hi Dawn, I don't know much about this but I do get around £70 paid a month in some kind of child benefit. This is all I get. I am not single though.

I know there are tax credits if you are working (my husband works, I am on maternity leave and do not intend to return to work) but we never qualifified for these - they seem to be availale only if the household income is not all that high.

Sorry I can't be much help but hopefully someone else will come along who has more insight.

mumzyof2 Sat 22-Sep-07 20:10:01

Hi, I was single for my sons firsy year, so pretty much an expert. First of all, my rent was 385 pounds a month, and about 300 pounds go paid for me, i also got income support, which was 40 pounds a week, but may be a little bit more now. I got child tax credit, which was about 20 pounds a week. All your council tax gets paid too, however, this is just if you are renting. I am not renting anymore because me and dp bought a house, so i couldnt tell you what you get. i also worked abit when i was renting, so i also got working tax credit, but my job didnt affect any of my other benefits, so all iv told you should be pretty much spot on, give or take a few pennies. Hope that helped, i know its a minefield.

mumzyof2 Sat 22-Sep-07 20:10:37

Oh, and theres child benefit, which is about 20 poind a week.

ScoobyDooooo Sat 22-Sep-07 20:12:46

I think child benefit is about £18.05 for the 1st child.

Not sure about the rest sorry.

ScoobyDooooo Sat 22-Sep-07 20:15:05

I just found this -

Age Rate
aged 16-17 £ 35.65
or in specific circumstances £ 46.85
aged 18-24 £ 46.85
aged 25 or over £ 59.15

Couple Age Rate
both aged 18 and over £ 92.80

Where one or both partners are aged under 18, their personal allowance will be calculated based on their specific circumstances.

Lone parents

Age Rate
aged 16-17 £ 35.65
or depending on their circumstances £ 46.85
aged 18 and over £ 59.15

Dependent children

Age Rate
from birth to day before 20th birthday £ 47.45

ScoobyDooooo Sat 22-Sep-07 20:15:40

the site is here

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