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Child Tax Credit (CTC)

Helps families with children, whether or not you are working.  This is in addition to Child Benefit.


You may be eligible for Child Tax Credit (CTC), if you have:


  • At least one dependant child under 16 years of age


  • At least one dependant young person under 19 and in full time non-advancement education (or registered with the Careers or Connexions Service)


It is made up of a Family Element (worth up to £545 per year), paid to any family with at least one child and a Child Element (worth up to £2,780 per year), paid for each child, from April 2017.  If eligible, you may receive a higher rate if you have a disabled child in the family.


Tax Credits helpline is open 8.00am to 8.00pm 7 days a week.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Child Tax Credit
Tax Credits Helpline: 0845 300 3900
Textphone: 0845 300 3909
Child Tax Credit

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