1. Overview

You could get Working Tax Credit if either of the following apply:

  • you’re aged from 16 to 24 and have a child or a qualifying disability
  • you’re 25 or over, with or without children

You must:

  • work a certain number of hours a week
  • get paid for the work you do (or expect to)
  • have an income below a certain level

The basic amount of Working Tax Credit is up to £1,960 a year - you could get more (or less) depending on your circumstances and income.

Use the tax credits calculator to work out how much you could get.

You can apply for Working Tax Credit even if you don’t have children or you’re on leave or about to start a new job.