Backdating child tax credit

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If the person you care for gets the severe disability premium included in a means-tested benefit (such as income-related Employment and Support Allowance), this may stop if you claim Carer’s Allowance.The rules for the severe disability premium are complicated, so it’s best to get benefits advice This is the earnings limit and it usually goes up every October.However, stay-at-home parents, whose partner’s earn more than £50,000 to £60,000 can only receive these credits if they apply for child benefit but then waive the payment of all or most of it.As of August 2017, more than 500,000 families had chosen to make a child benefit claim and opted out of receiving payment, meaning their entitlement to their state pension has been protected.If someone else gets Carer’s Allowance to look after the same person you care for, you can't also get it.

You can claim online at: ) if you live in England, Wales, or Scotland.

HMRC stated any parents that have not claimed should do so to ensure their future entitlement for the state pension is protected.

But it added most parents would qualify for the new state pension, even if there are gaps of up to 15 years in their national insurance records.

If you have a partner who works, their earnings don’t affect your basic benefit.

But your earnings or theirs may reduce any means-tested benefit (such as Income Support) you also receive.

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