If he's eligible, your partner can also claim statutory pay during the time he takes off work.Child tax credit is a top-up for families, while working tax credit is paid to employees and self-employed people.For the following 33 weeks, you will be paid the standard rate of £139.58, or 90 per cent of your average weekly earnings, whichever rate is lower.If you’re not eligible for SMP, you may qualify for maternity allowance.
How much you’ll be able to receive depends on your circumstances, income, and the type of property you live in. UK has more information about claiming housing benefit. You can find out where your nearest office is in the business section of the phone book.
However, you may be liable to the high income child benefit tax charge if you, or your partner, has an individual income of more than £50,000.
This means that part or all of your child benefit is clawed back.
If you don’t live in an area where universal credit is being piloted, you can still apply for tax credits and some benefits separately.
It’s expected that most families who receive tax credits and benefits will move on to universal credit by 2017. Child benefit is £20.30 a week for your first child and £13.40 a week for subsequent children.