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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Child Tax Credit has been replaced by Universal Credit for most people.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 already receive Working Tax Credit. If your child is 16, you can claim 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 (or your partner, if you have one) are of working age
  • Pension Credit - if you (and your partner, if you have one) have reached pension 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Working Tax Credit has been replaced by Universal Credit for most people.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 already receive Child Tax Credit.

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 (or your partner, if you have one) are of working age
  • Pension Credit - if you (and your partner, if you have one) have reached pension 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
All 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
25/02/2021

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