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How much! ..never realized how well off ex poss is

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29 Jun 12 #339999 by mingray
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Just inputted info for my salary and hours spent looking after disabled child and I''m shocked at what possibly ex is receiving each month...before she even thinks about working!!....she states she earns alot less!! Per week...

Child Tax Credit £118.72 per week
Working Tax Credit £89.53 per week
Child Benefit £20.30 per week

We share 50/50 time ...infact i have our child slightly more over a calendar month...how on earth is this fair when I receive no help at all??

Sorry rant over:(

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30 Jun 12 #340018 by happyagain
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It''s not fair, definitely a part of the system that is unfair. We are told that it would be too costly to separate these benefits so it''s down to the parent in receipt of them to divide them as they see fit. This very rarely happens, even in cases where care is nearly equal.
However if you have the children more than 50% then you should be the one getting the child benefit. By default, that then means you get the other benefits and can then decide how to split these with your ex. If you ring the child benefit office they will be able to sort this out for you.

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