1. Overview

You could get Child Tax Credit for each child you’re responsible for if they’re:

You don’t need to be working to claim Child Tax Credit.

You can’t claim tax credits and Universal Credit at the same time.

You get money for each child that qualifies and Child Tax Credit won’t affect your Child Benefit.

How much you get depends on your circumstances - you can use the tax credit calculator to work this out.

Only one household can get Child Tax Credit for a child.

From 6 April 2017, most people will only get the child element of Child Tax Credit for up to 2 children. If you’re already claiming tax credits for more than 2 children born before 6 April 2017, you’ll continue to get tax credits for each of them.