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EMA - will it affect my Child Tax Credit?
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Old 07-10-2010, 7:51 PM
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Question EMA - will it affect my Child Tax Credit?

My 16 year old has applied for the weekly EMA (Education Maintenance Allowance). My question is:
Will this affect my Child Tax Credit?
The government site says it won't affect tax credits but is that Child Tax and Working Tax credit (both of which I currently get)?

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Old 07-10-2010, 9:02 PM
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As above, Ema payments which your child will receive will not have any effect on tax crdits .

Incase it helps in any way , your child can also work up to 24 hours per week whilst studying and receiving the EMA without their wages affecting your tax credits.
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Old 07-10-2010, 11:51 PM
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No, EMA has no effect on any benefit.


http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Educatio.../EMA/DG_066951
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If you're eligible for EMA, the amount you receive is calculated by looking at your household income. It isn’t affected by any money you earn from part-time work, and won’t make any difference to any benefits your parents get.

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