If you have a low income and are responsible for one or more children you may be able to get Child Tax Credit.
Not all carers can claim Child Tax Credit but you can apply if:
The person you care for may be able to apply if this describes them.
Find out about eligibility
for Child Tax Credit on the Gov.uk website.
If the child you are claiming for is disabled you may get extra Child Tax Credits. The child you are claiming for must get Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment, Armed Forces Independence Payment, or be certified blind.
The higher your income, the less Child Tax Credit you will get. Find out what you’ll get on the Gov.uk website.
If you get Carers Allowance your Child Tax Credit may be reduced. Contact the Tax Credit Helpline on: 0345 300 3900 (textphone: 0345 300 3909) to check.
You get money for each child that qualifies and Child Tax Credit won’t affect your Child Benefit.
How to apply
Call the Tax Credit Helpline : 0345 300 3900 (textphone: 0345 300 3909) to apply.