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EX160a Fee Remission Form- Working Tax Credits?

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01 May 15 #460751 by colin555
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I am currently filling in this form and under Remission 2, an excluded benefit for calculating gross income is Universal Credit Advances.

This benefit is currently being phased in throughout England to replace working tax credit but is not applicable in my area yet so I still receive working tax credit.

Does anyone know if WTC has to be included in working out my gross income, or is it excluded?

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01 May 15 #460752 by Luna Shadow
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You need to apply under remission 2.

I don''t know what the previous rules were as I''ve only filled in the form very recently, but the gross income thresholds are set low enough that many people claiming working tax credits would not be eligible for full remission.

The UC threshold for income is £6000, so if your income for WTC is this or less you will be qualify under remission 2 - the only inconvenience is having to supply more details.

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01 May 15 #460753 by WYSPECIAL
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Didn''t you also have to earn less than £6k a year though?

Since you would have to work at least 16 hours per week to qualify for WTC and at minimum wage levels this would give you £5.5k I doubt many people qualified.

Similar to the free school meals con where you can get them if you earn below a certain amount but don''t get any WTC

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