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    • candles1978
    • By candles1978 5th Feb 18, 6:52 PM
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    Child and Working Tax Credit
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    • 5th Feb 18, 6:52 PM
    Child and Working Tax Credit 5th Feb 18 at 6:52 PM
    I wonder if someone can help me. I have just tried the calculator on Gov.uk to see if my husband and I qualify for Child or Working Tax Credit as we are struggling financially and our debt advisor suggested we look into it.

    The calculator came up as saying we could qualify for 470.01 CTC and 367.81 WTC based on our income.

    I then had a read up about it as I do not know much about it and it seems you cannot get CTC if you annual household income is higher than 35,000.

    I am really confused as our household income is 53.280. I am currently received ESA so perhaps that has an impact on it?

    I just wondered if anyone received the tax credits with this income or if I am completely wasting my time.

    Many thanks in advance
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    • Darksparkle
    • By Darksparkle 5th Feb 18, 6:59 PM
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    • 5th Feb 18, 6:59 PM
    Sounds like you have ticked that you are on income based ESA when based on those details you!!!8217;d be on contributions based.
    • candles1978
    • By candles1978 5th Feb 18, 7:01 PM
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    • 5th Feb 18, 7:01 PM
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    • 5th Feb 18, 7:01 PM
    Thank you! Does that mean there wouldn't be any additional benefits? Sorry I am completely new to all of this!
    • Darksparkle
    • By Darksparkle 5th Feb 18, 7:06 PM
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    • 5th Feb 18, 7:06 PM
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    • 5th Feb 18, 7:06 PM
    Unlikely on that income. How many children do you have? Any disabilities? Any childcare costs?
    • candles1978
    • By candles1978 5th Feb 18, 7:09 PM
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    • 5th Feb 18, 7:09 PM
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    • 5th Feb 18, 7:09 PM
    Ah I understand the difference between contributions and income based now. Thank you - I did think it seemed unlikely but thought I would check!
    • Icequeen99
    • By Icequeen99 5th Feb 18, 7:30 PM
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    • 5th Feb 18, 7:30 PM
    Sounds like you have ticked that you are on income based ESA when based on those details you!!!8217;d be on contributions based.
    Originally posted by Darksparkle
    Hi DS - not sure if you have noticed but your posts seem to be displaying oddly lately with numbers in the middle (or at least they are to me!)

    IQ
    • Darksparkle
    • By Darksparkle 5th Feb 18, 7:40 PM
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    • 5th Feb 18, 7:40 PM
    Hi DS - not sure if you have noticed but your posts seem to be displaying oddly lately with numbers in the middle (or at least they are to me!)

    IQ
    Originally posted by Icequeen99
    Yes its everytime I use an apostrophe. Ive seen the same on others.
    • Penitent
    • By Penitent 5th Feb 18, 7:41 PM
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    • 5th Feb 18, 7:41 PM
    Hi DS - not sure if you have noticed but your posts seem to be displaying oddly lately with numbers in the middle (or at least they are to me!)

    IQ
    Originally posted by Icequeen99
    It's an Apple thing. This guide is supposed to help fix it.

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5788856
    • NYM
    • By NYM 5th Feb 18, 7:41 PM
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    • 5th Feb 18, 7:41 PM
    Not just DS's posts...
    Last edited by NYM; 05-02-2018 at 7:44 PM.
    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 5th Feb 18, 7:41 PM
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    Hi DS - not sure if you have noticed but your posts seem to be displaying oddly lately with numbers in the middle (or at least they are to me!)

    IQ
    Originally posted by Icequeen99
    They are to me too IQ and a few others posts appear the same too. I was told it's something to do with ipads or something. No ide why i see it because i use a computer and always have done.
    • Darksparkle
    • By Darksparkle 5th Feb 18, 7:43 PM
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    • Penitent
    • By Penitent 5th Feb 18, 7:44 PM
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    They are to me too IQ and a few others posts appear the same too. I was told it's something to do with ipads or something. No ide why i see it because i use a computer and always have done.
    Originally posted by poppy12345
    The problem is people posting using Apple products, not people reading using Apple products. I've posted a link above to the thread with a guide that's supposed to fix it.
    • Darksparkle
    • By Darksparkle 5th Feb 18, 7:44 PM
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    It's an Apple thing. This guide is supposed to help fix it.

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5788856
    Originally posted by Penitent
    Sorted! Ta much!
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