wonder if any of you guys have any info on the above subject.my stbx receives child benefit and tax credits in her name for my two children who are 13 and 9,as we no longer live as husband and wife(we havent since beginning of march)am i entitled to a half share of the child benefit/tax credits.
we both earn the same amount in salary,would really appreciate any input.
the person who claims the child benefit is the person who is entitled to claim tax credit. Who are the children living with the majority of the time? If you have a 50/50 arrangement, it would be reasonable to suggest that you each claim for one child. You should also note that the parent who has the child benefit is the one who is entitled to claim maintenance through the CSA. There is no legal obligation on the part of the parent. claiming the relevant child benefits to share them with the other parent.
Hi.. This is similar, though not quite the same, as the situation my OH is in.
He has his kids in FMH 131 nights a year. (1 third of the time) He applied for CB for one of his three kids to reflect the time spent with them.
We have a long drawn out application for CB which we had to appeal and in the end we were able to get an award for one child which went against everything we had been told and we werenot really holding out much hope. We emphasised we did not want to split the benefit between the parents but that he wanted to claim for one child therefore splitting the children not the payments.
I am sure the fact that you are under the same roof will impact any decision made by the HMRC, re child benefit but dont give up especially if your boy wants to stay with you, I am certain a child over the age of 10 can input his wishes into the proceedings.
If you get CB then you can reduce your CSA payments to and claim working tax credits if your are eligible.
We know this is the tip of the iceburg for us and that with this award will come endless amounts of acrimony.
whilst I would agree it's a moral victory, it seems somewhat hollow if the other parent is going to take exception to it. I hope you're not too reliant on handovers so the children get to witness all the acrimony that goes with it.
Handovers have always been a flash point and on many occasions mum has ranted and dad says little or nothing as she berates him and belittles him in front of the children, as per her request to the court and subsequent ruling by court order dad sits in the car as he is not allowed to get out. This does not stop her from shouting at him through the open door as the kids get in or out. He has asked her many times not to do this in front of the children, her response is that they need to know whats going on... they are 7 and 4.
You really would think it was dad that ran off and had the affair with someone else.
There is no victory in this scenario, dad applied for and was awarded CB, this will be used to improve the quality of life the children have whilst with their dad. Dads houshold income is in the region of £14k, mums is in the region of £80k, so please see the bigger picture here. This is about making things better for the kids so they dont have to keep going without. Sometimes is nice to see the right person get a break whether that is mum or dad.
So far dad has cashed in his endowment and sold his car as well as several sentimental items to meet the escalating solicitor and court costs for family court and for the divorce which is now at FDR stage, with at least another £15k to find.