Imagine being living your whole life with half of that and still survived and rich people still claim the same money as you. That would be unfair for sure. Especially for single stay at home moms that have 0 income.
He has enough money to take care both of you. Child benefit is not much anyway.
Yeah, unfortunately it’s unfair that we don’t get any government child support over £50k, I’ve been paying taxes my whole working life.
If your income is over £60,000, the charge will be equal to the full amount of your Child Benefit so you are no better off for receiving the benefit.
Couples can have a combined income of up to £100,000 and not be affected, as long as neither of them has an individual income of over £50,000. For example, if two members of a couple are each earning £45,000 they will not be affected by this income tax charge.
If you or your partner earn over £50,000, you may be subject to the high income Child Benefit tax charge. You can check whether you are over the £50,000 limit on the Gov.UK website page about High Income Child Benefit Tax Charge.
The amount of Child Benefit you can claim and receive is not affected. It can still be paid to you or your partner even if one of you will then have to pay the income tax charge.
How much is the charge?
The amount of the charge will depend on how much over £50,000 your adjusted net income for Income Tax is:
If your income is between £50,000 and £60,000, the income tax charge will be 1% of your Child Benefit for every £100 of income between £50,000 and £60,000.
I’ve tried @Jody they don’t give anything if one of our incomes is over 50k without paying child benefit tax charge
Every child is entitled to child benefit. I'm pretty sure.
That’s what I thought @Katie clearly not
Every child gets child benefit I thought. It's the other benefits that depends on income.
I think we can all agree child care /child benefits are broken in this country !
@Sophie yet you can have two parents earn just under the thresh hold and they claim the whole benefits ? Doesn't really work out ..
@Kayla we are not the ones that make the rules the government does I believe every mother should be entitled to child benefit regardless
Thanks @Kayla !
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It’s sort of unfair, that if you are both on 49,000 you are entitled to it, but you could be on nothing and your partner on 60,000 and you are not entitled. 60,000 is a very good wage but every little helps especially at the moment with the cost of living.
I know 60,000 is a lot to most people but you do not know this women’s circumstance they could have bills that are a lot etc.
Thank you everyone!
@Simone ahh yeah you might have to wait till she's a bit older if hubby isn't there to tag in!
Well she’s only newborn by the time I’ve paid the nanny it doesn’t make sense for me to work @Kate
@Simone yeah he definitely earns too much for it be worth you claiming anymore money but maybe a little part time job for you and then pop that money into her savings as that will be extra!
No he supports us. A LOT @Kate thanks it’s just I wanted something extra to put into her savings. Regardless doesn’t matter I was just seeing if the info I received was correct
Is he unwilling to support you and your child?
Anyone can claim. If one partner earns over £50k you will be taxed on it and once it hits £60k the tax is as much as the benefit itself, so you won’t be any financially better off claiming, but some people do for reasons above (NI) etc. probably worth chatting to your partner as he will have to file for self assessment tax return and pay it all back (usually in one go unless he files early) if either of you claim it.
Not sure if it nets out to 0 but I *thought you would still get something
Not positive but I think you can still claim regardless of income level ..yes you'll have gto pay a tax...but its less than what you're given...not sure by how much
Why shouldnt u be? Unless u cant pay bills and provide for you all. If he earns that much then
I think the other benefit to applying for it is that your child will automatically receive their NI number when they’re 15 as they’ll be registered in the system. Also if you’ll be out of work parenting for a while you can still be counted as working for your own NI purposes
You can still apply for it. It does help your pension you just won’t receive the money as it’ll be taxed back off you.
@Simone the child benefit is for the child, not the mother, so both parents’ incomes are relevant. With a partner earning over £60,000 it’s generally accepted that they should be able to support the child rather than leaning on the taxpayer
Child benefit is for households on low income £60,000+ isn't considered low income
@Simone . If you live with a partner and you both earn £50,000 or more, whoever earns the most will have to pay the tax charge - no matter who makes the claim for Child Benefit.
Im just asking that’s all. Because you live together they put you as together and not single.
Why shouldn’t I be @Amy that’s his income not mine!
I seen this @Reina but I don’t understand it x
You can claim , but you have to start paying a “ Child Benefit tax charges “ .
Can I ask why I thought you would be?
Unfortunately you are not entitled to child benefit
Wow. Unreal …
Over 50.000 unfortunately you not entitled to child benefit .