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how does spousal maintenance affect child tax credit means

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how does spousal maintenance affect child tax credit means tested jsa and housing benefit
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.

Thank you for your question. My name is Jo and I will try to help with this.

You would need to declare it to the DWP.

If you were receiving income from this source though then it is something that would be taken into consideration when your means tested benefits were considered.

It doesn't mean you would lose them necessarily but there probably would be a reduction I'm afraid.

With child tax credit is means tested so it would be reduced as would your housing benefit. You mean lose JSA or ESA as its now know altogether.

I'm sorry this isn't the answer you wanted but it is the position that you face and I have a duty to inform you truthfully.

Hope this helps. Please let me know if you need more information.