Working Single parent claim


M

Mr W

Hello everyone,

I have 2 kids, I look after one of them and my ex looks after the other one.
My ex is claiming for both of them at the moment but I want to start
claiming for the kid that I look after, I work full time and my ex is
unemployed. What is the best approach for doing this? and what benefits
would I receive??? and would my ex be worse off??

Thank you
 
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Jamie

Mr W said:
Hello everyone,

I have 2 kids, I look after one of them and my ex looks after the other one.
My ex is claiming for both of them at the moment but I want to start
claiming for the kid that I look after, I work full time and my ex is
unemployed. What is the best approach for doing this? and what benefits
would I receive??? and would my ex be worse off??

Thank you
You cant both claim for the same child. Your ex would lose her income
support and child benefit for the child (about £40 per week I think)

You would get child benefit (£17ish per week) and Child Tax credit (£10ish
per week) and Working Tax Credit if you were eligible.

If you are looking after the child full time, your ex should not be claiming
for that child. Your ex would need to stop claiming and then you claim child
benefit and child/working tax credits.
 
R

Robbie

From: "Jamie" (e-mail address removed)
Date: 22/04/04 12:39 GMT Daylight Time
Message-id: <c68auf$9773c$1@ID-18817.news.uni-berlin.de>




You cant both claim for the same child. Your ex would lose her income
support and child benefit for the child (about £40 per week I think)

You would get child benefit (£17ish per week) and Child Tax credit (£10ish
per week) and Working Tax Credit if you were eligible.

If you are looking after the child full time, your ex should not be claiming
for that child. Your ex would need to stop claiming and then you claim child
benefit and child/working tax credits.
also perhaps the OP might find it useful to post in the CSA newsgroup - my
understanding it that as each of you is looking after one child then there will
be no child support due from either parent - one claim effectively cancels the
other. Posting there might also help if the other parent suddenly decides to
want the other child "back" once they realise that there will be a drop in
income to cope with.

Robbie
 
J

John Wilson

You cant both claim for the same child. Your ex would lose her income
support and child benefit for the child (about £40 per week I think)

You would get child benefit (£17ish per week) and Child Tax credit (£10ish
per week) and Working Tax Credit if you were eligible.

If you are looking after the child full time, your ex should not be claiming
for that child. Your ex would need to stop claiming and then you claim child
benefit and child/working tax credits.
Is there a website for tax calculations so I can assess how much I should
get??
Do I have to have legal care of the child before I can claim for them?
 
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