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Hi

Want to ask about working tax credit
Will it have an effect on my case as
I am currently self employed and
Look after my grandma which I getting careers allowance
For more than 12 months when I apply for wife's visa
Which she is in overseas the 18600 rule will not apply to
Me Becuase I get careers allowance, for my grandma
And I will have to show

"Exemptions
You will be exempt from the new financial requirement if your sponsor receives a specified disability-related benefit or carer's allowance in the UK. You will need to show that your sponsor can maintain and accommodate you without access to public funds."

My question is can I claim
Working tax credit
Or
Not as I've searched the border agency can't find my answer as my income
From self employment and careers allowance will count when they calculate
It against the income support level for
Couples and want to know
Am I allowed to claim working tax credit or
Not

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Advance
Would be so
Helpful thanks

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Yes, if you are exempt from meeting the financial requirement, you instead have to meet the 'adequate maintenance' requirement - which is to have around £112 per week left over after mortgage/rent and council tax payments (if you pay these) being deducted. This sum can include benefits and tax credits, unlike the regular financial requirement.

UKBA offers a Maintenance guide which explains more. You'll see there are some case study examples where various tax credits are included as part of the income sum. This guide is also useful in setting out the evidence you need to provide.


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Hi

Thanks for the reply

Yeh I seen that guide u showed
Me
But wasn't sure so am
Deffinately allowed to claim working tax credit and it not having an effect on my case as for accommodation n council tax do not have to pay nothing as live with my brother??

And

One more thing when it says no recourse to public funds what does that mean which public funds ??


Also

How do I proove about accommodation and adequate
Maintainece

3.6.2. If the applicant‟s partner is in receipt of one of the above benefits or allowances on behalf of their child, the applicant will be able to qualify by meeting the financial requirement through “adequate maintenance”.
3.6.3. The evidence required to demonstrate that the applicant‟s partner is in receipt of a specified benefit or allowance is specified in Appendix FM-SE:


I know about maintenance requirements but I can't seem to find the accommodation requirement like what evidence
Do
They need for accommodation??

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Yes, as I said, you are fine with working tax credit. Take a look at that guide I linked for you. The proof for 'adequate maintenance is in that guide.

About public funds. This means your wife cannot claim any benefits at all, and you must not claim as a 'married person' (your entitlement must remain as a single person).

Finally, here is a link to documents required (there's an accommodation section). The list is a bit non-specific because every applicant's situation will differ, but it will give you a general idea. In addition, it might be a good idea to provide a "Housing Inspection For Immigration Purposes" certificate because you are sharing the property with your brother and UKBA will want proof that there is adequate room. Contact your local council who might be able to help you or, if not, a local chartered surveyor should be able to advise.

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Hi

It says this for accommodation

Details of the accommodation that you and your sponsor intend to live in and permission for you to stay there along with evidence of any other occupants
This could include:
Land Registry documents
mortgage statements
rent book or tenancy agreement
council tax statements
property inspection report
utilities bills
 accommodation details with a supporting letter from the occupant/ landlord confirming that you are able to stay there

Which one will apply to
Me as I'm staying with mum
N younger brother he owns the property and
Pays the mortgage and he owns the property

I have my own room
Which is exclusive to me

Hmmm confused on this on help would be appreciated

Whereas I don't pay any rent or council tax not even board as my brother lets
Me and intends to let me
Stay in the property for the future


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You need:
a letter from your brother allowing you to stay
proof of ownership and occupation, such as mortgage statement, council tax bill or title deeds
property inspection report (recommended)

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In the letter from my brother what does the letter need to include??

Also when you say occupation how so you show that do I need to just write it in letter?

Also when I claim working tax credits what proof do I need to show th that I am getting this as I can't see any where in the documents as I can see that I need to provide a letter from
DWP ABOUT getting carees allowance for 12
Months thanks in advance guys I appreciate it

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In the letter from my brother what does the letter need to include??
Just a simple letter allowing you to stay.

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Also when you say occupation how so you show that do I need to just write it in letter?
It's not your occupation but your brother's, so utility bills (in his name), mortgage statement, council tax bills etc.

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Also when I claim working tax credits what proof do I need to show th that I am getting this as I can't see any where in the documents as I can see that I need to provide a letter from
DWP ABOUT getting carees allowance for 12
Months thanks in advance guys I appreciate it
Include award letter the tax credit office sends you.

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Hi

Guys I'm confused on this requirement like

"your relationship with your partner is genuine and subsisting"

How do
You prove to them that it's genuine and subsisting

As me and my finance my wife to be we talk a lot over whatsapp and call each other all day long on viber as its free rather than using a calling card which has tripled in price to call internationally as viber is free we both have iPhone how can you say that

We talk all day long

Thanks in advance if someone could please help
Me thanks

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You need to provide any physical evidence you have: text logs, call bills, screenshots of hours connected, letters or emails - anything that helps prove you're in a relationship. I'm not familiar with whatsapp (me and my partner used Skype which has call logs).

If you're applying for a fiancée visa, you also need to prove that you've made arrangements for your wedding too.

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