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Child Tax Credit - How do I challenge a Child Tax Credit decision?

Child Tax Credit is paid to help people with the costs of bringing up a child. It is being replaced by Universal Credit so only some people can still claim Child Tax Credit.

How do I challenge a Child Tax Credit decision?

If you disagree with the decision made on your claim, you can usually ask for it to be looked at again. This is known as a 'mandatory reconsideration'. If you still disagree with the further decision, you can then appeal to an independent tribunal.

The time limits are strict, you will usually be given 30 days to challenge a decision, so it is important to seek advice and act quickly.

Further information on Challenges and complaints

Reviewed: February 2020



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