You can order a claim form by either:
It takes up to 2 weeks for the form to arrive.
If you’re already claiming tax credits you don’t need a claim form - call the helpline to update your claim.
What you need to know
Only one household can get Child Tax Credit for a child.
You can claim at any time of the year and apply for Child and Working Tax Credits on the same claim form.
It can take up to 5 weeks to process a new claim.
You have to renew your claim once a year.
To support your claim, keep records of your income, bills, payslips, benefits, tax credits, childcare and your child’s education. Keep any records you have from the past 3 years.