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Family Fund's income criteria has changed as at 1st April 2010 to be fairer to working families, so you may now be able to apply (obviously cannot give you a guarantee as I don't know what benefits you receive). This is from our website:

Household income

The Family Fund has changed its criteria and the way it looks at income. From 1st April we will have a new income limit for each country, and a new way of looking at the money coming into a household to decide whether a family’s income meets our new income limit.

From 1st April the new income limits are:

· £25,000 in England
· £27,000 in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales

The Fund will now look at the total money coming into the household. This is money from working, tax credits and benefits and other income coming in like rental income, maintenance payments or occupational pensions. We will look at the net pay from work (Money from earnings either through an employer, or self-employed including overtime, shift allowances, etc but after tax and National insurance has been taken off – the take home pay). We also count income from benefits, statutory payments and other money coming into the household like money from rental income, maintenance payments or interest from savings.

We do not count Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Attendance allowance (AA) or Child benefit. We are also removing the savings limit.

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