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    • funnymonkey
    • By funnymonkey 11th Mar 18, 11:26 AM
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    Wtc so low after reducing hours to care for child
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    • 11th Mar 18, 11:26 AM
    Wtc so low after reducing hours to care for child 11th Mar 18 at 11:26 AM
    Good morning.
    Happy mothers day to you all.
    Can anyone please help me?
    I have earnt 26k so far this year and this week had to reduce my working week to 2 days to care for my sick son
    I looked on line at the benefit calculator at it says that I should get far more than the £20.00 I got this Friday.
    As yet I have yet to receive any adjusted amount in a letter but this is extremely low.
    Could it be because 26k is taken into account for this tax year and I will get an amended amount in April that the benefits calculator is way out?
    Many thanks for your help
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    • clairec79
    • By clairec79 11th Mar 18, 12:34 PM
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    • 11th Mar 18, 12:34 PM
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    • 11th Mar 18, 12:34 PM
    That is most likely, they take it as your yearly income, so this year will be messed up as there's such a small amount of time for them to try and balance it
    • Darksparkle
    • By Darksparkle 11th Mar 18, 8:53 PM
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    • 11th Mar 18, 8:53 PM
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    • 11th Mar 18, 8:53 PM
    Very simply, tax credits is based on your income for the tax year. Luckily the tax year changes shortly so call after 6th April with expected income for 2018/19 and they'll readjust.
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