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Document Can I claim Dependants Allowance for my spouse / civil patner / partner if they have their own income?

Your application for Dependants Allowance for your spouse / civil partner / partner will still be considered if they have their own income. The amount of Dependants Allowance payable will depend on the level and type of income they have.

You must declare in your application that you wish to claim Dependants Allowance for your spouse / civil partner / partner if you wish to claim for dependent children, regardless of your spouse / partner / partner's  income situation.

If you declare on your BOSS application that you do not wish to claim Dependants Allowance for your spouse / civil partner / partner, the application will not allow you to claim for any dependent children.

If your spouse / civil partner / partner's main source of income is from benefits, Dependants Allowance will not be payable for them, however to apply for any dependent children you will still need to include your spouse /  civil partner / partner as a dependent on your BOSS application.

If they are deemed ineligible for Dependants Allowance due their main source of income being from benefits, your first child will receive the partner / eldest child rate where applicable.

If your spouse / civil partner / partner has other sources of income as well as benefits, we cannot advise if benefits will be deemed as their main source of income, this can only be determined at the time of assessment.
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