Universal Credit and childcare

This guide explains more about Universal Credit and childcare.


Universal Credit: childcare guide

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If you, or both you and your partner are working you may be able to get support with the childcare costs you pay to a registered or approved childcare provider.

Childcare costs can only be claimed for a dependent child up to the 31 August following the child’s 16th birthday.

Published 18 June 2018
Last updated 14 December 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added a link to the Universal Credit change of circumstances page.
  2. Section 7 added to Welsh version of HTML Guide
  3. When you will get paid your childcare costs, section 7 added.
  4. Added Scottish and Welsh inspectorate information, the Care Inspectorate for Scotland, and for Wales, Care and Social Services Inspectorate for Wales (CSSIW).
  5. First published.