I know it’s a contentious issue but can anyone answer this please?
I’ve got 2 children, Boy1 is soon to be 16, but will be stopping in full time education, so Child Benefit will continue until he leaves or his 20th birthday if he’s still being a “bloody student”.
Boy2 is 11. If / when Boy1 doesn’t qualify does Boy2 then become the “first or only child” and then receive the higher amount? IE: £20 something V £13 something per week?
It was a question that came in conversation, followed by googling and the HMRC isn’t a lot of help. Interesting life I lead. 🙄Posted 3 years agoNewRetroTomSubscriber
ninfan – not just a higher rate taxpayer (earning over £41,865) but grtdkad or his other half must be earning over £60k to get no child benefit (you lose it progressively between £50k and £60k).
The stupidity of the rule is that one couple with combined income of £60k can get no child benefit while another couple with combined income of £100k receive the full whack!Posted 3 years agoGEDAMember
Benefits should be universal otherwise the ones who pay for it start to complain. Whatever you think we need child and support those having children or you accept that nobodies going to be around to look after you/pay for you when you are old or accept that immigration is a mighty fine thing.Posted 3 years ago
What newretrotom said is correct:
The stupidity of the rule is that one couple with combined income of £60k can get no child benefit while another couple with combined income of £100k receive the full whack
…and the fact that the Tory press team were all over the media at the time with the “poor people shouldn’t be paying for child benefits of the well-off”, which is just a load of lies / bollocks whichever way you look at it.Posted 3 years ago
Look, I’m as right wing as they come on here, but lets just get this in proportion
60k puts you in the top 5% of earners in the country
Even a couple with a household income of 60k and two kids puts you in the top fifteen percent
Now, it may be unfair that you don’t get as much back as someone else, which is clearly tragic, but lets just be realistic here, you don’t need state hand outs.Posted 3 years ago
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