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Working Tax Credit - How much Working Tax Credit will I get?

Working Tax Credit is money to help working people who are on a low income.

How much Working Tax Credit will I get?

It is complicated to work out how much Working Tax Credit you can get so we suggest using the Turn2us Benefits Calculator which can calculate how much you may be entitled to.

Your maximum entitlement is made up of different parts based on your personal circumstances, for example:

  • A basic element    

  • A lone parent element

  • A couple element

  • A Working Tax Credit childcare element

  • An element for working 30 hours or more per week

  • Disability elements

  • Severe Disability element

You may not get your maximum entitlement if you have other income. Savings do not affect your claim but interest from savings is included in your income.

Benefit Cap

Getting Working Tax Credit means you won't be affected by the Benefit Cap which limits the total amount in some benefits that people of working age can receive.

How will I be paid Working Tax Credit?

Working Tax Credit will be paid directly into your bank or building society or through the Payment Exception Service if you are unable to open or manage one of these or a similar account.

Working Tax Credit is usually paid every four weeks but you can choose to have it paid weekly by asking HMRC to change your payments.

Working Tax Credit and other benefits

Working Tax Credit counts as income when working out your entitlement to most other means-tested benefits.

Updated: September 2021

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