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Working Tax Credits

Working Tax Credit

Please note: Universal Credit has replaced working tax credits for most people. Before you make a claim, you should see if you can get tax credits. You may need to claim Universal Credit instead.

Working Tax Credit.

This benefit provides financial assistance to people who work but struggle to make ends meet.

How Working Tax Credit works, and who is eligible to receive it.

Eligibility Requirements You must already receive Child Tax Credit to qualify for Working Tax Credit. If you are not eligible for Child Tax Credit, you may be able to apply for Universal Credit instead. You can apply for Pension Credit if you and your partner are State Pension age or over.

In addition, you must meet the following requirements:

You must work a certain number of hours per week.

You must be aged 16 or over.

You must live in the UK.

You must not be subject to immigration control.

The number of hours you must work per week depends on your age, whether you have a disability, and whether you have children. For example, if you are aged 25 to 59 and do not have a disability or children, you must work at least 30 hours per week to qualify.

If you are aged 60 or over, you must work at least 16 hours per week to qualify. If you have a disability or one or more children, you may be eligible to receive Working Tax Credit if you work at least 16 hours per week.

To qualify for Working Tax Credit, your work must be for someone else or self-employed work that aims to make a profit. It must also be commercial, regular, and organized.

If you are self-employed, you may not qualify if you do not make a profit, work regularly, keep business records, or follow regulations that apply to your work.

If you qualify for Working Tax Credit, you will receive a basic amount plus additional elements that depend on your circumstances and income. The basic amount is up to £2,070 per year.

The additional elements include A couple applying together: up to £2,125 per year

A single parent: up to £2,125 per year. Working at least 30 hours per week: up to £860 per year

Having a disability: up to £3,345 per year. Having a severe disability: up to £1,445 per year (usually on top of the disability payment)

Paying for approved childcare that takes place in-person: up to £122.50 per week for one child or £210 per week for two or more children

Your tax credits could go up or down if your income or circumstances change, so it's vital to keep HM Revenue, and Customs (HMRC) informed. To claim Working Tax Credit, you must already receive Child Tax Credit.

If you are receiving Child Tax Credit, you can update your existing tax credit claim by reporting a change in your circumstances. If you do not receive Child Tax Credit, you cannot apply for Working Tax Credit, but you may be able to apply for Universal Credit instead. 

Do you want to make your home more energy-efficient and save money on your energy bills?

You may be eligible for an ECO 4 Energy Efficiency Grant. The grants can help you cover the cost of various energy efficiency improvements.

Regulated Ofgem and all work carried out through Trustmark installers to guarantee the highest quality.  

To determine eligibility, simply complete our eligibility form.

It only takes a few minutes, and it could save you hundreds or even thousands of pounds.