Knotty problem coming up today re family allowance and high earners. My husband's terse comment was. "We never claimed our family allowance anyway". And this is something I believe. He is an honorable man. Not sure how many can say the same.
I did claim family allowance. I needed it...
I was a single mother raising two children on my own for the years of their infancy up to teenage years. Money was very tight indeed. The FA in those days paid for all their new clothes, and often food....at times the choice was wether to buy food or put a much needed new tyre on the car.
Holidays were always in a tent. We loved camping and even the bugs that occasionally spooked my daughter failed to put us off.
I taught. But only a half week because that was all I could get for a while. The car was necessary to get me to work and the children to school.
The FA was the only state hand out I ever took but it was an absolute essential to giving them the good things of life that they deserved.
I am sure that more people like my husband exist. He did not need the money so he didn't take it. Lesson there.
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