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    • MichJ81
    • By MichJ81 7th Jan 18, 4:13 PM
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    When can I apply?
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    • 7th Jan 18, 4:13 PM
    When can I apply? 7th Jan 18 at 4:13 PM

    My husband will be moving out soon as we have split up.

    Because of my low salary I believe I am entitled to get Working Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit. Can anyone please help me with when I can apply for these? Can I apply once he has a moving date or do I have to wait until he actually moves out? Iím just trying to minimise the gap between applying and receiving the credits.
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    • Ames
    • By Ames 7th Jan 18, 4:39 PM
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    • 7th Jan 18, 4:39 PM
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    • 7th Jan 18, 4:39 PM
    You can apply as soon as you've split up permanently and are no longer a couple. This can be before he moves out.
    Unless I say otherwise 'you' means the general you not you specifically.
    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 7th Jan 18, 4:48 PM
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    • 7th Jan 18, 4:48 PM
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    • 7th Jan 18, 4:48 PM
    If your area is a full Universal Credit are then you won't be able to apply for tax credits. It would be UC. You can check by putting your postcode into this.
    • MichJ81
    • By MichJ81 8th Jan 18, 9:19 AM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 9:19 AM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 9:19 AM
    Thank you. Apparently my area is going to Universal Credit in October 2018
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