Can a single parent claim working tax credit?
Working tax credit can be paid to single parents who work 16 hours a week or more.
You can be paid an extra amount if you work 30 hours a week or more..
What benefits can I claim as a single parent?
There are also benefits you can claim if you’re now a lone parent and your children live with you all or most of the time….These legacy benefits are:Income Support.income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance.income-related Employment and Support Allowance.Child Tax Credit.Working Tax Credit.Housing Benefit.
Are single parents better off working?
Taking into account the costs of childcare, and the effect on tax credits of a greater income generally not better off working full time. The only lone parents who will be are those who earn so much as to be out of the tax credit system so earning more than about 60K.
Who qualifies for working tax credit?
To get Working Tax Credits you must be on a low income and work at least 16 hours a week. What counts as a low income, and how many hours you need to work depends on your circumstances.