What is Working Tax Credit?
Working Tax Credit is money provided to boost the income of working people who are on a low income. It does not matter whether you are working for someone else or are self-employed.
To get Working Tax Credit you must:
- get payment for the work you do (or expect to)
- you must work a certain number of hours a week, the number of hours you have to work depends on your circumstances for example your age, health, family responsibilities
- have an income below a certain level
Working Tax Credit counts as income when working out your entitlement to other benefits.
You can’t claim Working Tax Credit if you’re claiming Universal Credit.
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland
Age rules: You must be 16 or over, but in some circumstances you must be 25 or over
Type of benefit: Means tested
Administered by: HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)