Child Tax Credits
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What are Child Tax Credits?
Child Tax Credits are payments made to people who are responsible for bringing up children. They are paid by HMRC and count as tax-free income.
If you have a child or children, you may qualify for Child Tax Credits if you (and your partner if you have one) earn less than a certain amount which is currently £41300.
Important to know:
What if I adopt or foster a child, or look after a child for somebody else?
You can claim Child Tax Credits if you foster or adopt a child, but only if the local authority does not pay you for the child’s care.
If you have responsibility for someone else’s child, perhaps because they are away or unwell, you may be able to claim Child Tax Credits if the child usually lives with you.
My child is disabled. Can I get extra Child Tax Credits?
If you have responsibility for a child who is disabled you may be able to claim extra Child Tax Credits.
This includes children who have Disability Living Allowance paid for them, and children who are or have recently been registered blind. The value of extra Child Tax Credits you receive will be calculated according to how much care your child needs.
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