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    • atfcrick
    • By atfcrick 18th Apr 17, 1:39 PM
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    Child Benefit help
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    • 18th Apr 17, 1:39 PM
    Child Benefit help 18th Apr 17 at 1:39 PM
    My Wife & I are considering trying for a child & are working out the finances before we commit.

    She has 2 children from her previous relationship & claims child benefit for them. I understand that you can now only claim for your first 2 children?

    This may sound like a stupid question, but could I claim child benefit for a child we had together? There's no guidance that says it should be the mother that claims and in theory, I would be claiming for my first child?..

    I'm not trying to cheat the system, we are just trying to work out what our finances would be like & I am making sure all options are looked at.

    I was wondering if this is something that others had done or tried.
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    • _shel
    • By _shel 18th Apr 17, 1:50 PM
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    • #2
    • 18th Apr 17, 1:50 PM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 1:50 PM
    Thought this only applied to child tax credits? If so you can't claim separate as it's a joint claim.
    Thanks to everyone who posts competitions
    • Dazed and confused
    • By Dazed and confused 18th Apr 17, 2:16 PM
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    Dazed and confused
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    • 18th Apr 17, 2:16 PM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 2:16 PM

    Can you point me to your source as bit concerned about this and my own future plans.

    Knew about the tax credits changes but not child benefit :-(
    • Darksparkle
    • By Darksparkle 18th Apr 17, 3:00 PM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 3:00 PM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 3:00 PM
    This change only applies to CTC, not CB.
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