Sure start maternity grant

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  1. missxkatie

    missxkatie Well-Known Member

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    Hey girls, had so many arguements with benefits people because they dont help AT ALL. My partner Paul is a self employed roofer. At the moment I have a small lil 12 1/2 hr cleaning job at nights. He brings home round about £250-£270 a week after tax. Jobcentre said we are not entitled to the grant because he is working. Just wondering if anyone who was working/self employed recieved this grant?
     
  2. muppetmummy

    muppetmummy Well-Known Member

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    Do you get tax credits? I thought you could get it if you got tax credits and earned under a certain amount? :think:
     
  3. GBLiz

    GBLiz Well-Known Member

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    i would also be interested in knowing what you are entitled to prior to and after the birth, if both parents are self employed.
     
  4. muppetmummy

    muppetmummy Well-Known Member

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    Manda&Thomas Well-Known Member

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    i dont work hubby works as a roofer and even though i dont work i cant claim any benifits at all because hubby does work
    so i have to wait till after the baby is born to get anything
    manda xx
     
  6. muppetmummy

    muppetmummy Well-Known Member

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    Although I only work part time, combined we earn too much to be entitled to the maternity grant. Shame, that would have bought my Quinny Buzz :lol:
     
  7. paradysso

    paradysso Well-Known Member

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    im self emplyed, but as we receive the higher rate of tax credits were getting it.

    i think going by what your OH earns after tax etc, and expenses i take it? hes probably earning too much, he need to fiddle his books and earn less :wink:
     
  8. muppetmummy

    muppetmummy Well-Known Member

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    what do they mean by higher rate anyway? Is it above a certain amount?
     
  9. paradysso

    paradysso Well-Known Member

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    i think its some thing like 500 approx is the basic rate, and any thing over is higher. i will look on google, i found a site some where when i was trying to figure it all out that iexplained it well
     

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