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

Find out more about Child Tax Credit.

How much Child Tax Credit will I get?

It is very complicated to work out how much Child Tax Credit you might get.

A maximum amount is made up of different parts based on your personal circumstances, for example:
•    A family element - for each family
•    A child element - for each child
•    Disability elements - for children who are disabled

This amount is then compared to your annual income. Savings do not affect your claim but interest from savings is included as income.

The Turn2us Benefits Calculator can calculate how much Child Tax Credit you may be entitled to.

Benefit Cap

Child Tax Credit is included in the Benefit Cap which limits the total amount in some benefits that working-age people can receive. See our Benefit Cap information page for more details.

How will I be paid Child Tax Credit?

Child 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.

Child Tax Credit is usually paid every four weeks

Child Tax Credit and other benefits

Child Tax Credit is  not taken into account  as income when calculating your entitlement to other means-tested benefits. 

For Housing Benefit however unless you are getting  Income Support, income-based Job Seeker's Allowance or income-related Employment and Support Allowance or are at least the qualifying age for Pension Credit the amount of Child Tax Credit you are paid is taken into account as income for Housing Benefit.

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