Suarez wrote: »
Sorry but this has to be a wind up?
IAINM wrote: »
I have read that if you earn over £50k per year but pay the extra into a pension fund, you will still get the full child benefit. - is this correct?
e.g. earn £52K per year and pay £2k into a pension fund leaving £50K means you will get full child benefit
outofmoney wrote: »
We are classed as a low income family as we rely on Carers Allowance and Income Support. We have always had our Child Benefit taken off us as they class it as income.
FBaby wrote: »
It's people like you who really lose out of this situation and makes me so angry that they haven't made single parents of young children's an exception. It's an absolute disgrace that someone like you, already paying high taxes, will almost undoubtebly end up with less disposable income than someone not working, once everything is taken into account, or definitely if you also happen not to get any maintenance compared to a single mum on benefit entitled to keep all the maintenance she receives
Gaz1971 wrote: »
The only thing that shocks me is that people earning 50k a year, or more, qualify for benefits at all. No wonder we have a deficit, we take tax off earnings and then give back 4 times as much in benefits.
Just seen a woman moaning on the news about how is she going to manage, huge house in posh suburb, 2 new, high end cars outside, 3k leather sofa, 40 in plasma on the wall, 70 quid a month Sky, 100 quid a month on mobiles and she cant afford to feed the kids!
Peoples priorities are all wrong these days.
zagfles wrote: »
Are you not on CTC then? I thought everyone had been moved to CTC for the child parts of IS?
Even if you are still on IS rather than CTC for the child elements, it amounts to the same thing. It's just the IS elements include child ben whereas the CTC elements don't. Saying you have child ben "taken off" you is not true whatever.
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