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    • vb3d
    • By vb3d 19th May 19, 4:13 AM
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    Will I be moved to Universal Credit for any of these?
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    • 19th May 19, 4:13 AM
    Will I be moved to Universal Credit for any of these? 19th May 19 at 4:13 AM
    I am currently on child/ working tax credit.
    Will I be moved to Universal tax credit if I get new baby?

    We are a family of 4 (2 parents and 2 children)

    I am also expecting a salary increase this year.
    Will that trigger the universal credit!
    If both happened in the same time, will that trigger?
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    • calcotti
    • By calcotti 19th May 19, 4:31 AM
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    • 19th May 19, 4:31 AM
    No, no and no. You simply need to keep HMRC informed.
    Note that you will not get any additional money in your tax credits for your new child.
    • vb3d
    • By vb3d 19th May 19, 4:40 AM
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    • 19th May 19, 4:40 AM
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    • 19th May 19, 4:40 AM
    Note that you will not get any additional money in your tax credits for your new child.
    Originally posted by calcotti
    Does this mean if my new salary reach the threshold for two kids, it will stop despite having a new kid?
    • _shel
    • By _shel 19th May 19, 4:59 AM
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    • 19th May 19, 4:59 AM
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    • 19th May 19, 4:59 AM
    Does this mean if my new salary reach the threshold for two kids, it will stop despite having a new kid?
    Originally posted by vb3d
    Yes, benefits now only pay for 2 children. If you stopped working you'd still only get money for 2.
    • vb3d
    • By vb3d 19th May 19, 5:10 AM
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    • 19th May 19, 5:10 AM
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    • 19th May 19, 5:10 AM
    Yes, benefits now only pay for 2 children. If you stopped working you'd still only get money for 2.
    Originally posted by _shel
    What if we started living in two separate houses, one have one child and the other have two, can we still be considered two separate families but married parents or we have to be divorced for them to accept two applications?
    • calcotti
    • By calcotti 19th May 19, 5:11 AM
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    • 19th May 19, 5:11 AM
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    • 19th May 19, 5:11 AM
    In respect of benefits an additional child will mean that you can claim child benefit for that child and if you were getting housing benefit would be entitled to an additional bedroom but for all other benefits no additional support will be given for a third child.
    • _shel
    • By _shel 19th May 19, 5:14 AM
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    • 19th May 19, 5:14 AM
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    • 19th May 19, 5:14 AM
    What if we started living in two separate houses, one have one child and the other have two, can we still be considered two separate families but married parents or we have to be divorced for them to accept two applications?
    Originally posted by vb3d
    �� living apart In order to claim benefits is fraudulent
    • vb3d
    • By vb3d 19th May 19, 5:16 AM
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    • 19th May 19, 5:16 AM
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    • 19th May 19, 5:16 AM
    In respect of benefits an additional child will mean that you can claim child benefit for that child and if you were getting housing benefit would be entitled to an additional bedroom but for all other benefits no additional support will be given for a third child.
    Originally posted by calcotti
    This means the working/child tax credit will not increase with third child.
    • _shel
    • By _shel 19th May 19, 5:17 AM
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    • 19th May 19, 5:17 AM
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    • 19th May 19, 5:17 AM
    This means the working/child tax credit will not increase with third child.
    Originally posted by vb3d
    No, it won't.
    • vb3d
    • By vb3d 19th May 19, 5:17 AM
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    �� living apart In order to claim benefits is fraudulent
    Originally posted by _shel
    I thought that feels wrong, thanks.
    • MarkN88
    • By MarkN88 19th May 19, 9:39 AM
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    I can’t believe you even suggested it to yourself! Trying to come up with ways to defraud, totally wrong!
    • sheramber
    • By sheramber 19th May 19, 9:54 AM
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    The costs of running two house would be more than you would get in tax credits.
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