You may be able to claim Child Tax Credit if you’re responsible for children either:
- aged 16 or under - you can claim up until 31 August after their 16th birthday
- under 20 and in eligible education or training
You do not need to be working to claim Child Tax Credit. Only one household can get Child Tax Credit for a child.
What you’ll get
The amount you can get depends on how many children you’ve got and whether you’re:
Child Tax Credit will not affect your Child Benefit.
You can only claim Child Tax Credit for children you’re responsible for.