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Hi my name is Donna and I live in Scotland .

I am writing for any sort of advice on my spouse visa application .
I am applying under adequate maintenance as my son has Asperger's syndrome .

My husband to be , is Australian and we get married over in Australia on October 10th 2015 . He is here just now on a 6month visitor visa but we want to apply for the spouse visa so he can come back with us ASAP , So we will be paying premium to do that, I just don't want to loose all that if I don't qualify .

This is a list of my income per week :

work wage : £131 per week
Child Ben : £20 "
Child Tax : £176
Working tax : £73
DLA : £76


My rent I pay each week after housing and council tax benefit is taken off is

Rent : £ £32.03
Council Tax £ 17:75
please, please , please can someone tell me if I qualify to continue with this particular route .

Just to note I have a 2 bedroom flat which means the house has enough space for the three of us to live .

thank you in advance xxxx
 

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Joppa know your answer well
As you are British you need to have salary of 18600 a years
And write spouse visa search option you will have a lot of joppa answer to people
 

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I'm exempt from the £18,600 as my son is disabled . I do work though also . I don't want anyone to think I'm abusing the visa system by using this but if it helps my family stay together then I'm ok with it . Thank you for your reply though as I did not know how to navigate this site x
 

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You need £199.20 per week after tax, having paid your rent and council tax.
Your income is £476 and your rent and council tax come to £49.78. So subtracting it from your income, you are left with £426.22 which is way above the requirement. Are you sure the figures for CTC and WTC are per week and not per month? A disabled child only gets the maximum of £3,140 a year in CTC.
 

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I get £250 a week combined for WTC and CTC , I forgot to mention £80 of that gets sent to my sons after school care provider .

Now I'm stressing out there isn't enough left . I'm starting to climb the walls thinking about all of this it is so daunting and I fly out to Oz on Sept 30th for a month and get married on Oct 10th .

Sorry for that confusion Joppa, Newbie error .
 

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I only work 20hours per week but I get a child care element included in the tax credits so I don't know where or how , I would deduct that .

I don't know how to do the calculations
 

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Just add up everything YOU get in benefits, allowances and pay (after tax). So disregard £80 for child care provider. You should comfortably exceed the adequate maintenance requirement.
 

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Thanks Joppa . Would you know if , I had to do this as a spreadsheet type thing or if providing them copies of DLA, BENEFIT AWARD NOTICES , RENT , COUNCIL TAX , WAGE SLIPS , BANK STATEMENTS etc would be ok as they can clearly work it out themselves ?
I obviously need to take all my supporting documents with me and I don't want turned away on the basis I didn't write it out for them .
The thought or hiring an immigration specialist fills me with financial fear.
 

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Just attach a sheet showing how much your income is per week after any tax, how much you pay in rent and council tax after benefits, and the difference comes to more than £199.20 (comprising £114.85 for what a British couple would get in income support, plus £66.90 for a dependant child and £17.45 in family premium). You need award letter for each benefit, payslip (up to 6 months) for your earnings and bank statement showing money going in.
 
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