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.

Last reviewed 28 March 2024

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 . 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: May 2022




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