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HMRC internal manual

Tax Credits Manual

How to calculate the date from which to add or re-include a child or young person

Step 1

Note: There are two different scenarios, ensure you follow the correct one.

If the child or young person was removed or was never previously part of the award, go to Step 2.

If the child or young person was previously excluded from the award, go to Step 3.

Step 2

Check the information you have

  • use the most recent of the four dates below, which are applicable to the customer’s circumstances, as the date to add or re-include the child or young person

    • the child’s or young person’s date of birth
    • the day after the customer’s previous household ended
    • a maximum of 31 days prior to the date the request to add or re-include the child or young person was received by TCO
    • the day the customer became responsible for the child or young person.

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Step 3

Check the information you have

  • use the most recent of the three dates below, which are applicable to the customer’s circumstances, as the date to add or re-include the child or young person

    • a maximum of 31 days prior to the date the request to add or re-include the child or young person was received by TCO
    • the day the customer became responsible for the child or young person
    • the day after responsibility for the child or young person previously ended.