You can order a claim form by either:
It takes up to 2 weeks for the form to arrive.
You don’t need a claim form to tell the Tax Credit Office about a change in your circumstances.
When you call
You will be asked for:
- your National Insurance number (if you have one)
- your income for the last tax year
- details of any benefits you get
- details of any childcare payments
What you need to know
You can claim after starting a new job, at any time of the year.
If you’re on benefits (eg Job Seeker’s Allowance or Income Support) you can usually start claiming 7 days before you start a new job.
You apply for Child and Working Tax Credit on the same claim form.
It can take up to 5 weeks to process a new claim.
You have to renew your claim once a year.
To support your claim, keep records of your income, bills, payslips, benefits, tax credits, childcare and your child’s education. Keep any records you have from the past 3 years.