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
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.
Getting Working Tax Credit exempts you from the Benefit Cap which limits the total amount in some benefits that working-age people can receive.
How will I be paid Working Tax Credit?
Working Tax Credit will be paid directly into your Bank, Building Society or Post Office account or by Simple Payment if you are unable to open or manage one of these or a similar account.
Working Tax Credit is usually paid every four weeks
Working Tax Credit and other benefits
Working Tax Credit counts as income when working out your entitlement to other benefits.