Legal entitlement to child benefit and tax credits

Does My Child Have To Live With Me?It is not necessary for your child to live with you in order for you to claim, although you will have to show that you contribute towards the upkeep of your child, and that you pay at least the amount of child benefit towards that upkeep. Check housing benefit claim If a child lives between two households, only one person claim for child benefit on behalf of that child – it is not possible to claim twice or split entitlement.

Child Tax CreditsIf you are working, and are responsible for a child (or children) you may be entitled to receive child tax credit.


Housing benefit form Those who are on low wages (approximately less than £17,400 per annum) may be eligible for working tax credit. Housing benefit gov uk Contrary to popular myth you do not actually need to have children in order to claim working tax credit.

Nine out of ten families in the UK qualify for tax credits. How long does housing benefit claim take The amount that you receive will depend on several factors: the number of children in your household; the amount of hours you work each week; whether you pay for childcare costs; whether you are over 50 years old; and whether any of your children suffer from a disability.

Child Trust FundsThe Child Trust Fund (CTF), a government initiative which gave every child born between 1st September 2002 and 2nd January 2011 a £250 financial start in life, has now been scrapped. Full housing benefit Babies born on or after 3 January 2011 do not receive any CTF payments.

CTFs that are already in place will continue to benefit from this tax-free investment, and it will still be possible for parents to make a contribution to their child’s account, as long as no contributions amount to more than £1,200 per annum. Housing benefit for single person The fund cannot be accessed until the child reaches the age of 18.

I would greatly appreciate some legal advice with regards child benefit and tax credits.I was made umemployed and my child, aged 13, is with me on a Tuesday and Thursday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday the following week. Housing benefit number bolton We share all holidays 50:50. Housing benefit claim I am self sufficient with regards all aspects off care, housing, clothes, food, travel, social activites and holidays etc. How does housing benefit get paid Due to income the other parent is not entitled to claim child tax credits, however as I am not in receipt of the child benefit it is noted I cannot claim the child tax credits. Whos entitled to housing benefit Can you please advise?Secondly, as the other parent earns over 50k, I am not sure whether they are in receipt of child benefit, can you advise where I could locate this information?At this point in time I receive JSA, £73.10 per week to pay all expenses for my child and I, which as one would expect is not realistic.I appreciate you are busy but I am being told I cannot claim CTC, and whilst I understand that it is only the main carer who receives CTC, the HMRC also stares only one parent can apply!Can you please assist in this query?Thanking you in advance.

I was made umemployed and my child, aged 13, is with me on a Tuesday and Thursday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday the following week. Claim for housing benefit We share all holidays 50:50. Housing benefit gov I am self sufficient with regards all aspects off care, housing, clothes, food, travel, social activites and holidays etc.

Due to income the other parent is not entitled to claim child tax credits, however as I am not in receipt of the child benefit it is noted I cannot claim the child tax credits. Houses that accept housing benefit Can you please advise?

Secondly, as the other parent earns over 50k, I am not sure whether they are in receipt of child benefit, can you advise where I could locate this information?

I appreciate you are busy but I am being told I cannot claim CTC, and whilst I understand that it is only the main carer who receives CTC, the HMRC also stares only one parent can apply!