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Can you get child tax credit if only one partner works?

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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
Just wondering, can you apply for child tax credits if only one partner works (full time) and other chooses to stay at home? Thanks for any help
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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
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suspended#1
I think you can
#2
think you get child tax regardless of how is working.. its normally £20pw for 1 child, or £33 per week for 2
#3
yes you can my partner works and i stay at home and we get it also working tax credit as well.
#4
Disco
think you get child tax regardless of how is working.. its normally £20pw for 1 child, or £33 per week for 2


thats child benefit.
i get child tax credit for 3 children and its alot more than that lol.
#5
yes you can my partner works 40hours a week but i dont and we get it
suspended#6
Disco
think you get child tax regardless of how is working.. its normally £20pw for 1 child, or £33 per week for 2


i dont think there is a normal rate , i think it al depends on how much they bring home....
suspended#7
Disco
think you get child tax regardless of how is working.. its normally £20pw for 1 child, or £33 per week for 2


Sure it works out like 9-10 grand for 3 kids, thats what someone at work claims to get
#9
Thanks for the advice folks - will look at the link above!
#10
Starr
Sure it works out like 9-10 grand for 3 kids, thats what someone at work claims to get

hmm i get both child and working tax and have 3 kids so yeah they would be right in what they are saying.
although my other half is on a low wage and to be honest we are only just pulling through on what we get.
dont know how i would manage without these.
#11
I thought child tax credit was only £545 per year regardless of how many children? I only get £44 per month child tax credit and I have a 17, 13, 4 and 2 year old. Does it now amount to how much working tax credit you get as well (we get none as not entitled). We do get the normal child benefit as well though.
#12
kaks26
I thought child tax credit was only £545 per year regardless of how many children? I only get £44 per month child tax credit and I have a 17, 13, 4 and 2 year old. Does it now amount to how much working tax credit you get as well (we get none as not entitled). We do get the normal child benefit as well though.


the more you earn the less you get.
my other half was in a well paid job and we got child tax credit although not alot and wasnt entitled to working tax credit.
since he was made redundant he is now working 4 days a week on pretty much minimum wage and we are now entitled to both and yeah it is high pay really but its nice to see they will help us out with it as with a morgage to pay we would never manage without it.
#13
i get £96 a week child tax credits and have 2 kids also get working tax credit £108 monthly my partner is on a low wage
#14
Yes you can, depending on the income of the worker. I work FT and my partner is a stay at home mum. We get child tax credits and housing benefit (working check that too).
#15
We Can all kiss goodbye to these benefits by next Friday with theTories planned emergency Budget If they win the election
#16
pretty null and void asking this question with less than a week until a potentially new government who'll change it probably any way. best hold off on this for a little bit then enquire as any advice now might not apply soon.
#17
hypnoticstate
pretty null and void asking this question with less than a week until a potentially new government who'll change it probably any way. best hold off on this for a little bit then enquire as any advice now might not apply soon.


its actually pretty scary to think that as we just get by because of the money the government gives up we could be falling on hard times soon then, hubby is self employed so having the regular money from the government is a massive help
#18
tracyhay
its actually pretty scary to think that as we just get by because of the money the government gives up we could be falling on hard times soon then, hubby is self employed so having the regular money from the government is a massive help


that is scary as we rely so much on that money to pay are rent and council tax, dont know how we would cope without it, after paying bills we wouldnt be left with any money for food and im not even sure my partners wage would cover are bills:x
#19
jadey145
that is scary as we rely so much on that money to pay are rent and council tax, dont know how we would cope without it, after paying bills we wouldnt be left with any money for food and im not even sure my partners wage would cover are bills:x


us either, the money from the gov goes straight to pay for the bills, mortgage, council tax, gas etc and the money from hubbys business pays for food and clothes or whatever the kids need, but after next week......who nows what will happen.......:thinking:
#20
tinkerbell28
For all of those panicking...............................don't. If the Tories get in they have said they will immediately near enough cut tax credits for those over 50k as lets be honest is it needed.

Those of you that are struggling or really rely on it, they have said they have no plans to get rid, tax credits is a good thing. Only those over 50k need "panic" As so many people do rely on TC, which is clear from this thread, any incoming govt, whoever would be suicidal to just cut them, any reforms if any will happen over years not weeks.

Do NOT delay applying if you need them you may loose money.


phew.... thanks guess we dont need to worry then, we certainly dont make £50k be nice if we did though, although its still a little concerning if they do cut them even over years, rep added for the extra info thanks
banned#21
Just tried that 'entitledto.com'.

What a surprise!

Your results
The Calculator has determined that you are not entitled to any benefit payments with your current cirumstances. If your circumstances change, you must inform the body that awards you any benefits and let them know. Otherwise, you may end up being overpaid.


Role on Friday!
#22
If Conservative and/or Lib Dem get in you won't be getting it long..... even if at all.......as they plan to do away with it !!! :roll:
banned#23
Mecoconuts
If Conservative and/or Lib Dem get in you won't be getting it long..... even if at all.......as they plan to do away with it !!! :roll:


Which, if it were only true, would be a very, very, very good thing!
#24
Just done it myself and not entitled to anything either, why discriminate against people who actually get off their asses and get decent jobs !!!

It's a joke
#25
tinkerbell28;8647249
The idea is to help the poorer in society and not subsidise the "well off"? The threshold for ctc credits is about 56k witha new baby, so either got it wrong somewhere or you earn a fair whack.


Isnt that £56k combined though with a partner ? Thats only £28k each !!
#26
Trust me, it goes nowhere :(
banned#27
I agree with what you're saying about lowering the threshold Tink. We only just get it at the moment so would loose it if they lower it and im ok with that but what annoys me is my friend on a single wage gets abour £1k pm tax credits that puts her income at pretty much the same as our joint. I agree low earners need help but there doesnt seem to be any incentive to work when you look at the figures.
#28
as the op states a partner is choosing to stay at home. so is it fair that he/she should be given a hand out for his/her choice? what would happen if we all decided to stay at home and claim for handouts, if you are made redundant or are payed peanuts fair enough but not for deciding to have a permanent holiday:thinking:
banned#29
ding
as the op states a partner is choosing to stay at home. so is it fair that he/she should be given a hand out for his/her choice? what would happen if we all decided to stay at home and claim for handouts, if you are made redundant or are payed peanuts fair enough but not for deciding to have a permanent holiday:thinking:


Agreed
#30
My partner looked at returning to work recently, (not yet as our youngest is not yet at school), but once you take into account the fact that if she got a 9-5 job we would have to pay a childminder to pick the kids up from school etc, she would have to be earning a pretty decent wage just to make it worthwhile, hence for now she has decided to stay at home and look after the children herself, which is what she wanted to do anyway.
Perhaps if childcare wasn't so expensive then more mums could return to work if they wanted to.
#31
I did not "choose" to be a stay at home mum but when your child is too young for a public nursery ther is not much you can do about it should we go out get a wage and pay straight into a private nurserys hand! The point in that is???
If you wer in the same situation you wouldnt complain about being helped out by the goverment so stop moaning when theres people that do need it.
#32
karen 21
I did not "choose" to be a stay at home mum but when your child is too young for a public nursery ther is not much you can do about it should we go out get a wage and pay straight into a private nurserys hand! The point in that is???
If you wer in the same situation you wouldnt complain about being helped out by the goverment so stop moaning when theres people that do need it.


I guess the moral of the story is Karen, don't have kids if you can't afford it...
#33
karen 21
I did not "choose" to be a stay at home mum but when your child is too young for a public nursery ther is not much you can do about it should we go out get a wage and pay straight into a private nurserys hand! The point in that is???
If you wer in the same situation you wouldnt complain about being helped out by the goverment so stop moaning when theres people that do need it.


my wife gave up work for a year for our second child, i had a full time job 48 hours a week also a part time job 24 hours or so a week, i payed our way, no handouts
banned#34
I would love to be a stay at home mum but we cant afford it. My youngest is 10 months, i have to sent both my kids to nursery and we're lucky enough to have parents who help out a lot.

I dont think its fair that my tax goes to help people who want to be a stay at home mum when im working 7 til 7 to pay bills, i do understand some peoples wages barely cover nursery my wage would only just cover sending both of mine to nursery full time. This is where the gov need to help. I dont understand why ppl are getting working tax credit when one person is at home full time?
banned#35
I thought the working part of tax credits was there to pay for childcare, which is why i dont understand people getting it if one parents at home. I may be wrong though so apologies if i am.
#36
ding
my wife gave up work for a year for our second child, i had a full time job 48 hours a week also a part time job 24 hours or so a week, i payed our way, no handouts


Well some people dont have a husband to go out and work 72 hours so they dont need handouts!
#37
Flodd
I guess the moral of the story is Karen, don't have kids if you can't afford it...


yeah because life is so simple
banned#38
tinkerbell28
No if BOTH parents work then they can claim childcare, but it has to be only for the hours of work, they have to send in all their receipts this year, see it matches up to hours worked, etc, etc.

Working tax credits, is only paid to the poorest, of poorest paid, sorry if that applies to anyone. CTC go on a sliding scale but once you are above 20 odd k I think it's not a lot.


Ooops! Apologies then i thought that was how it worked.

I still believe though that being a stay at home mum should be a luxury that you're able to do if you can pay your own way. (again i understand that this isnt possible as some ppl cant find work, cant afford nursery etc)
#39
karen 21
Well some people dont have a husband to go out and work 72 hours so they dont need handouts!


i was not havin a pop at you, i was just sayin that if someone/ op decides to give up work is it fair to expect the government to bail them out
#40
fairysel
Ooops! Apologies then i thought that was how it worked.

I still believe though that being a stay at home mum should be a luxury that you're able to do if you can pay your own way. (again i understand that this isnt possible as some ppl cant find work, cant afford nursery etc)


im a stay at home mum atm,but before that both me and my partner were working,i had been in the same job for 9 years anyway i gave it up to have my last baby with the intention of returning to work after baby was born,i was thinking it was going to be a real struggle but tbh we are better off now with only one of us working we get more tax credits,i still want to return to work but i think its craziness that we could actually be worse of with both of us working

and anyone who has 3 or more children that gets tax credits should check with the water rates as u may qualify for reduced rate

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