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Working Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit

General Details

Child Tax Credit has been replaced by Universal Credit for most people.

You can only make a new claim for Child Tax Credit if you get the severe disability premium or got it in the past month and are still eligible for it. If your child is 16, you can claim up until 31 August after their 16th birthday. If they are in approved education or training, you can claim until their 20th birthday.

You can only claim Child Tax Credit for children you’re responsible for.

If you cannot make a new claim for Child Tax Credit, you may be able to apply for:

  • Universal Credit - if you’re of working age
  • Pension Credit - if you’re of Pension Credit qualifying age

New Working Tax Credit claims
Working Tax Credit has been replaced by Universal Credit for most people. You can only make a new claim for Working Tax Credit if you get the severe disability premium or got it in the past month and are still eligible for it.

Whether you can get Working Tax Credit depends on:

  • the hours of paid work you do each week
  • your income and circumstances

If you cannot make a new claim for Working Tax Credit, you may be able to apply for:

  • Universal Credit - if you’re of working age
  • Pension Credit - if you’re of Pension Credit qualifying age

For more information please contact the national helpline or click on the web site link for more information.

Who to contact

Name
Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs
Telephone
0345 300 3900
Website
Tax credits and childcare

Additional contact

Additional Website
Understanding Tax credits - Gov.UK

Where to go

Area served
Suffolk

Other details

Age Groups
Adults, Young people
Notes

For details of your local office please telephone the helpline or visit the web site for more information.

Last Updated
16/12/2019

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