Tax credits: How does Universal Credit affect Child Tax Credit?

Tax credits: How does Universal Credit affect Child Tax Credit?

How can I claim for Child Tax Credit?

You can only make a new claim for Child Tax Credit if you:

  • get the severe disability premium, or are entitled to it
  • got or were entitled to the severe disability premium in the last month, and you’re still eligible for it

The Government state that 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.

If you are not eligible to claim for Child Tax Credit, you may be able to make a successful claim for Universal Credit.

Published at Sun, 07 Jun 2020 12:47:00 +0000