Child Benefit payments aren’t affected by any tax credits you get, but other benefits like Housing Benefit are.
If you get tax credits, you’ll get less:
- Housing Benefit
- Income Support
- income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Pension Credit
Contact the office that pays your benefits to work out how tax credits affect your benefits.
Other help you might qualify for
Getting tax credits doesn’t affect your right to:
- Child Benefit
- prescriptions and other health-related costs
- vitamins, milk and food if you’re pregnant or have a child under 4
- maternity costs - you may get a £500 payment (called a ‘Sure Start Maternity Grant)’
- school costs - help with school meals, uniforms, transport and trips
- funeral costs
- court fees, legal costs and prison visits
Benefits from other countries
Some benefits you get from other countries count as part of your income for tax credits. Whether you qualify for tax credits and how much you get depends on your income.