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.
There will be no change to the rights and status of EU citizens living in the UK until 2021. You and your family can apply for ‘settled status’ to continue living in the UK after June 2021. The scheme will open fully by March 2019.