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I have recently found out that I may be entitled to Child Tax Credits as I have a five month old son. I have done a calculation and may be entitled to £65 per week but am worried this will affect my Housing Benefit as I also claim Incapacity Benefit.

 

Will I still receive the full LHA for my 2 bedroomed property as I have a child or will my Housing Benefit be reduced greatly because of my Inacapacity Benefit and Child Tax Credits?

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i hope i am passing on good news but these two benifits do the opesate and open you up to a greater amount of houseing benefits as they are taken into consoiduration to increase the amount your are able to claim.

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Hi

Lenny is wrong!

 

As your claim is a 'standard claim' Child Tax Credits are included as a addtional income. Your HB wont be reduced greatly, but you may have to pay something towards the rent (definately will NOT be much considering you'll be 65 quid better off)

 

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i cannot tell you for definate if you will have to pay something towards your rent because I dont know what rate of INCAP you are on, what other income or benefits you receive and what LHA rate you are being assessed under, but that link should give you a rough idea.

 

Hope this helps.

 

regards :)

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Hi

 

It will be included in your benefit calculation and TBH im surprised that they havent told you to claim before now, they take 65% of your income into consideration and anything over that is fair game as far as i believe. You probably wont be any better off you will probably be much the same as in what they give in one hand they take out of the other.

 

Sarah

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Only 65% of excess income (excess income is anything above your applcable amount) will affect entitlement, you will almost certainly be better off. Please don't take much notice of what Sarah has said, her comments are not helpful. You should be claiming Child Tax Credit as you are entitled to it, but yes claiming it may mean you need to make a contribution towards your rent.

 

For a definate answer, contact your Local Authority Benefits office. they should be able to provide you with a manual calcualtion and advise you exactly how claiming Child Tax Credits will affect your entitlement.

 

Regards again

Soleman.

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