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Childcare element of Working Tax Credit - Can I get the childcare element of Working Tax Credit?

Find out more about the Childcare element of Working Tax Credit.

Can I get the childcare element of Working Tax Credit?

The Childcare Element of Working Tax Credit is for

  • Single people who work at least 16 hours a week; or

  • Couples who both work at least 16 hours a week; or  

  • Couples where one works at least 16 hours a week and the other is incapacitated, in hospital or in prison; or

  • Couples where one works at least 16 hours a week and the other is entitled to Carer's Allowance; or

  • Couples where one works  at least 16 hours a week and the other is in hospital or in prison (serving a sentence or remand in custody)

You must be paying for registered or approved childcare for a child you are responsible for.

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