What are my options for challenging a Tax Credit decision?
If you think a tax credit decision is wrong, you may be able to:
This guide takes you through these options.
For Tax Credit overpayments, if you think that you were entitled to what you received, you can appeal the decision about your entitlement. Read more about appealing the decision in this guide.
If you think you were overpaid but it was not your fault, you can dispute the overpayment. You can see more about disputing overpayments in our Tax Credit overpayments guide. If you are not sure which to do, you may want to appeal and dispute at the same time, or get advice.
Applies to: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Advice: If you need advice about a benefits or tax credits decision, you should contact a benefits adviser. You can use our Find an Adviser tool to find a local one.