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    • m33r4
    • By m33r4 7th Oct 10, 7:51 PM
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    EMA - will it affect my Child Tax Credit?
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    • 7th Oct 10, 7:51 PM
    EMA - will it affect my Child Tax Credit? 7th Oct 10 at 7:51 PM
    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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    • Indie Kid
    • By Indie Kid 7th Oct 10, 7:53 PM
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    It won't affect either.
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    • 7th Oct 10, 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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    • 7th Oct 10, 11:47 PM
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    Does EMA affect housing benefit payments?
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    No, EMA has no effect on any benefit.


    http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/EducationAndLearning/14To19/MoneyToLearn/EMA/DG_066951
    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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