Ways to claim Child Tax Credit
QI am claiming Child Tax Credit for my eight-yearold. I have spoken to my ex-husband and he is also wanting to claim Child Tax Credit. Is this possible? A child can only be named on one tax credit claim at any particular time.
Child Tax Credit should be paid to the person who the child normally lives with – which can be unclear in cases with shared care.
If two people cannot decide between themselves who should apply then HMRC will make a decision on who has the more valid claim and will pay that person.
Where there is more than one child and the parents share care, the parents could
Aconsider claiming Child Tax Credit for one (or more) child each as a way of splitting the payments. I have my own property and my son is going to move back in with me as he has separated from his wife. Will this affect any of my benefits?
I receive a State Retirement Pension, Pension Credit and Council Tax Reduction.
He is currently studying full-time at University. As your son is a full-time student he will not have an effect on your benefits.
Generally, a non dependant deduction would be taken from your Council Tax Reduction for non-dependant
QAadults living in the property, however, full-time students are exempt from this rule. I have been on Employment and Support Allowance for one year and have just switched from Contributions Based to Income Related.
My amount has dropped
Qby nearly £30 a week because of my War Pension.
Are the DWP allowed to take that into account? If you have been on Employment and Support Allowance in the Work Related Activity Group for one year then your claim becomes means tested and most forms of additional in-
Acome are taken into account and deducted from your award. With War Pensions the DWP disregard the first £10, but anything above £10 will reduce your Employment and Support Allowance payments.