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If you have a low income and are responsible for children you may be able to get Child Tax Credit.

You don't need to be working to claim Child Tax Credit. Find out more about eligibility for Child Tax Credit on

How much will I get?

Use the tax credits calculator to work out how much you could get. If the child you are claiming for is disabled you may get extra Child Tax Credit.  

How to apply

Call the Tax Credit Helpline : 0345 300 3900 (textphone: 0345 300 3909) to apply.  

Child Tax Credit and Universal Credit

Find out more about claiming Universal Credit instead of Tax Credits.

Child tax credit and Carer's Allowance

If you get Carer's Allowance, find out how it affects child tax credit. Contact the Tax Credit Helpline on: 0345 300 3900 (textphone: 0345 300 3909) to check.  

Next update due: October 2017