Claiming and dealing with tax credits for someone else
4. Claim on behalf of your child
Your child is under 16
If your child has a baby, you can make the claim for both of them if they live with you. The money will be paid to you.
Your child is over 16
Your child can make the claim themselves if they’re over 16 and have a baby.
You can make the claim for them if both the following apply:
- your child and their baby live with you
- your child is in approved education or training
You must stop claiming tax credits for your child if they start claiming tax credits for themselves. Phone the helpline to stop claiming tax credits.