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No the new rule of 24 hours is applicable to couples .

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a single parent can still work 16 hours. A couple has to work 24

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a single parent can still work 16 hours. A couple has to work 24

 

Is that 24 hrs combined or per person. I work 40 hrs and my partner 16hrs. How would we stand?

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Is that 24 hrs combined or per person. I work 40 hrs and my partner 16hrs. How would we stand?

 

 

from http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/MoneyTaxAndBenefits/TaxCredits/DG_194914

 

 

 

Couples with children - new working hours rules for Working Tax Credit

Before April 2012, couples responsible for children, with one partner working at least 16 hours a week, could get Working Tax Credit.

From 6 April 2012, the rules for couples with children have changed. Single people who are responsible for children (for example single parents) are not affected by the new rules.

If you're a couple with children, your joint working hours now usually need to be at least 24 a week to qualify.

This means:

if you both work, your joint weekly hours must be at least 24, with one of you working at least 16 hours a week

if only one of you works, that person must be working at least 24 hours a week

Edited by nikki-red

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