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Child Tax Credit (CTC)

What are Child Tax Credits?

You may be able to claim Child Tax Credit if you’re responsible for children either:

  • aged 16 or under - you can claim up until 31 August after their 16th birthday
  • under 20 and in eligible education or training

You don’t need to be working to claim Child Tax Credit. Only one household can get Child Tax Credit for a child.

What you’ll get

The amount you can get depends on how many children you’ve got and whether you’re:

  • making a new claim for Child Tax Credit
  • already claiming Child Tax Credit

Child Tax Credit won’t affect your Child Benefit.

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

How do I claim?

If you’re new to tax credits you’ll need to order a claim form.

It can take up to 2 weeks for the claim form to arrive and up to 5 weeks to process a new claim.

If you're making a new claim or already claiming Child Tax Credit. 

Please see the website for specific instructions.

Who to contact

0345 300 3900 or 0345 300 3909 (textphone)

When is it on?

Monday to Friday - 8.00am to 8.00pm, Saturday 8.00am to 4.00pm, Sunday - 9.00am to 5.00pm.

Other Details

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