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HMRC internal manual

Tax Credits Manual

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How to check if the child or young person is part of the existing household

Version 1.0

Changes to previous version - new guidance

Step 1

On the ‘Function Menu’

  • select ‘Application’ on the toolbar
  • select ‘Correction’ from the options available. You will be taken to the ‘Key Entry Data - Applicant’ screen
  • enter the customer’s NINO
  • select the ‘All’ checkbox
  • select ‘OK’.

If you are taken to the ‘Select Application’ screen

  • select the relevant claim
  • select ‘OK’. You will be taken to the ‘Applicant Details’ screen
  • go to .

If you are taken straight to the ‘Applicant Details’ screen, go to .

Step 2

On the ‘Applicant’ Details’ screen, select ‘Ch’ on the toolbar. You will be taken to the ‘Child Details’ screen.

If there is a date entered in the ‘Responsibility End Date’ column for the child or young person

  • note the date
  • go to .

If there is no date entered in the ‘Responsibility End Date’ column for the child or young person and they have reached school leaving age, go to .

If there is no date entered in the ‘Responsibility End Date’ column for the child or young person, but they have not yet reached school leaving age, the child or young person is still part of the existing household.

Step 3

On the ‘Child Details’ screen

  • select the relevant child or young person
  • select ‘Correction’. You will be taken to the ‘Correction Child’ screen
  • check the ‘FTE / Connexions’ field to see if a start date has been entered.

If no start date has been entered 

  • the customer’s responsibility for the child or young person ended on 31 August during that award year or the day before the young person’s 20th birthday
  • go to .

If a start date has been entered, select ‘History’. You will be taken to the ‘History’ screen

  • where the young person is aged under 20 and no end date has been entered in the ‘End Date’ field, the young person is still part of the existing household
  • where the young person is aged under 20 and an end date has been entered in the ‘End Date’ field, the young person is no longer part of the existing household.

Step 4

Compare the new customer’s responsibility start date to the date responsibility ended in the existing customer’s household

  • where the dates overlap, the child or young person is still part of the existing household
  • where the dates do not overlap, the child or young person is no longer part of the existing household.