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    • tomharring
    • By tomharring 9th Jun 17, 11:18 AM
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    Joint couple working tax credits help
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    • 9th Jun 17, 11:18 AM
    Joint couple working tax credits help 9th Jun 17 at 11:18 AM
    Both partners must be working to claim working tax credits as a couple.

    But how does this change if one of the partners becomes unemployed? Regardless of whether the unemployed partner starts claiming JSA or just declares unemployment and then lives off savings, how does this affect the working tax credits claim?

    Can the employed partner then make a single claim?
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    • Darksparkle
    • By Darksparkle 9th Jun 17, 11:50 AM
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    Both partners don't need to work to claim working tax credits.

    You'll need to give more details, age, disabilities, children, working hours.
    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 9th Jun 17, 12:25 PM
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    • 9th Jun 17, 12:25 PM
    Call them & ask - 0345 300 3900 (textphone 0345 300 3909). From abroad, you can ring +44 2890 538 192.

    There are things they can do to help, but they need to know what's happening.

    You can have a play with the tax credits calculator to see what might be the response
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