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    Hoskins24
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    Hi

    I will be separating from my wife, we have 3 kids under 14. We both work and earn around £27k a year. When we separate we will struggle to get a 3 bed place that we can afford. Will we both be entitled to universal credit or just one of us. We will have shared parenting 50/50.

    Thanks

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    Ru83
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    Hi,

    Is it 27k for both of you?? Or is it 27 each??

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    Hoskins24
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    Hi thanks for the reply, it’s 27k each, we live in the south of uk so that might sound a lot but it ain’t

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    SOLOMUMMY
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    You need to consider sharing the child benefits between you so that you both get at least one child allowance.

    Look at a benefits calculator: entitleto or turntous are best. Then put in what would be your income etc and go from there.

    At 27k I would expect that you would be extensively over the threshold.

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    Ru83
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    I see. With 27k each you would be over the threshold I believe,  plus only parent in receipt of child benefit would be eligible to UC.  Hope that helps

    #27471 Report

    Hi Hoskins 24,

    It’s great to see you getting support from other parents here. In order to get professional up to date advice on your situation, you can call our Single Parent Helpline. You may be entitled to claim benefits such as universal credit. It depends on your circumstances and the rules are complicated for parents with shared care. An adviser will be able to explore your circumstances and advise you on what you may be entitled to. Here are the contact details:

    Alex

     

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    Hoskins24
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    Thanks for the advice. I have checked and I am eligible for some UC but just need to find out how it will be affected by shared parenting

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