Child Tax Credit has been replaced by Universal Credit for most people.
You can only make a new claim for Child Tax Credit if you get the severe disability premium or got it in the past month and are still eligible for it.
If your child is 16, you can claim up until 31 August after their 16th birthday. If they are in approved education or training, you can claim until their 20th birthday.
If you cannot make a new claim for Child Tax Credit, you may be able to apply for:
- Universal Credit - if you’re of working age
- Pension Credit - if you’re of Pension Credit qualifying age
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.