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nursery funding with pip

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jessicaalice23
jessicaalice23 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi , i wonder if anyone can help .
i receive the highest rate of pip ( my partner works) does anyone know if my 2 year old should get the 15 hours free childcare? As when i’ve looked it doesn’t look like she would as i don’t receive any other benefits.
thanks

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,122 Disability Gamechanger
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    For the new childcare rules for 15 hours both you and your partner need to be working and each earn more than £8,670/year. See link https://educationhub.blog.gov.uk/2023/01/02/when-apply-for-15-hours-free-childcare/
    There’s tax free childcare, have you looked onto that? https://www.gov.uk/tax-free-childcare
    Have you also looked to see if there’s any entitlement to Universal Credit? It’s means test so both yourself and partner will need to claim as a couple. Your joint circumstances will be taken consideration. If you have savings/capital of more than £16,000 you’re excluded from claiming. Use a benefits calculator to check entitlement. https://www.entitledto.co.uk/benefits-calculator
    If it shows entitlement you can report your health condition, supported by a fit note and this will start the work capability assessment process off. If found to have either LCW or LCWRA then you can claim childcare costs through UC. 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 4,081 Scope online community team
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    Hey there @jessicaalice23 and welcome to the community! 

    I can see Poppy has already jumped to your aid with some top advice, but I just wanted to pop in and say hello. :) 
    Albus (he/him)

    Online Community Coordinator @ Scope

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