Working Tax Credit is designed to top up your earnings if you work and you’re on a low income.

You could get Working Tax Credit if:

  • you’re aged 16-24 and have a child or a qualifying disability, or
  • you’re aged 25 or over, with or without children

You must:

  • work a certain number of hours a week
  • get paid, or expect to get paid, for the work you do
  • have an income below a certain level

The amount you are paid will depend on your your age, your income, and how many hours of paid work you do a week.

How to make a claim

You can only make a new claim for Working Tax Credit if you don’t live in a Universal Credit area or you or your partner qualify for Pension Credit.

If you’re new to tax credits you can order a claim form on-line or you can contact the Tax Credit Helpline on Telephone 0345 300 3900 (Textphone 0345 300 3909) between 8am-8pm Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm Saturday or 9am-5pm Sunday.

For more information, visit the GOV.UK website.

Universal Credit

Universal Credit (UC) is being phased in by the Government which will replace six existing benefits, including Working Tax Credit, with a single payment. For information vist the GOV.UK website.