If you’re new to tax credits you’ll need to order a claim form.
You don’t need a claim form to tell the Tax Credit Office about a change in your circumstances.
It can take up to 2 weeks for the claim form to arrive and up to 5 weeks to process a new claim.
When to claim
You can claim after starting a new job, at any time of the year.
If you’re on benefits (for example Job Seeker’s Allowance or Income Support) you can usually start claiming 7 days before you start a new job.