- one “partner” has an income over £50,000; and
- either “partner” claims child benefit
then part of the child benefit may be clawed back.
“Partner” refers to:
- spouses living together, or
- two adults, who share responsibility for a child, even if both adults are not the parents of that child; or
- another adult who contributes at least an equal amount towards the upkeep of a child (for example, a parent who contributes towards supporting a child, but who does not live with him because the parents are separated).
If you or your partner is claiming child benefit and either of your incomes exceeds £50,000, please let us know.
If you are receiving child benefit, make sure that you tell your partner so that he/she can make any necessary adjustments on his/her tax return.