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Are pensioners (husband and wife) able to claim Tax Credits if the husband is still working as self employed and receiving pension credit?

by fodigie 23 July 2013  |  Comments 3 comments  |  Love Love  0 loves

Husband's State Pension for 2012/13 = £7,000

Wife's Pension for 2012/13 = £4,000

Husband's Self Employment Income for 2012/13 = £3,000


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  • MikeGG1
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    MikeGG1 posted

    Pension Credits are intended to top up low incomes to £11,546.60 per year for a couple.

    Your joint income is £14,000 so you shouldn't get Pension Credits.


    Posted on 23 July 2013 | Love Love  0 loves Report
  • CuNNaXXa
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    CuNNaXXa posted

    MikeGG1, they were asking whether they would be eligible for Tax Credits, not Pension Credit which I assume they are already receiving.

    I, personally, don't know the answer, but I would certainly be interested in knowing the answer.

    Posted on 26 July 2013 | Love Love  0 loves Report
  • MikeGG1
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    MikeGG1 posted

    For a couple with only one working, the requirement for Working Tax credit is to be doing paid work for at least 24 hours per week, which is 1248 hours per year, or 16 hours (832) if over 60.

    Both would be over 60 to be in receipt of state pension.

    As the self-employed income is only £3,000 I presume that means less than the criteria as otherwise it would mean less than £3.60 per hour.

    The maximum income would be OK as it is £18,000.

    The other Tax Credit is Child Tax Credit and I presume that they are not eligible for that.


    Posted on 26 July 2013 | Love Love  0 loves Report

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