You should be able to claim Working Tax and Child Tax Credits. If you go on their website, and enter your details, it will give you an idea of how much you. show more You should be able to claim Working Tax and Child Tax Credits. If you go on their website, and enter your details, it will give you an idea of how much you will receive. Or give them a phone and they'll ask you some questions and let you know what you're entitled to. I was working full time when I had my son years ago and after working it out I discovered that I wouldn't be that much worse off by working part time, which is what I did.
Jimbo - Did she mention anything about having casual unprotected sex? Maybe she was with the guy for a long time and he changed as soon as he heard she was
pregnant, it does happen and is actually quite common.
Did she say she had unprotected sex? No, she didn't. Maybe she used contraception and it failed. No contraception is 100% safe.
Why is it just pie in the sky thinking that she can work full time because she won't have the strength? Plenty of single parents work full time when they have a baby.
And as for not having the funding for baby care, you can receive up to 70% of childcare costs on top of tax credits.
Yes, I agree that fathers should take responsibility and contribute towards their child's upbringing, but when claiming tax credits maintenance payments are not taken into account. Therefore even if the father was contributing, she would still be entitled to the same amount in child and working tax credits.
So, why are you ranting on about things which you obviously know nothing about?