Would you like some extra money?
All you have to do is fill in a form! Thousands of families
have not yet claimed money that they are entitled to. You
could receive extra money each month to help with you and yours
just by filling in an application form.
Are you eligible?
What are Tax Credits?
Tax credits are pay outs from the
government to individuals that meet specified
requirements. There are two main types of Tax Credits called
'Working Tax Credits' and 'Child Tax
Working Tax Credits
Working Tax Credits are designed for individuals that work but
receive a low income. You do not need to have children in
order to qualify for this.
Child Tax Credits (CTC)
Child Tax Credits are designed for
individuals that are responsible for a minimum of one child or
young person that lives in the same house. You do not
need to be employed in order to qualify for this.
Remember Tax Credits payments
generally can only be backdated for up to three months so make sure
you find out if you are entitled to them as soon as
Child benefit is designed for individuals that are responsible
for a child. The child does not have to live with
the individual and Child Benefit doesn't affect your application
for Tax Credits as it does not count as income.
For further information and to
find out if you meet the criteria to receive any of the above Tax
Credits you can complete an online Tax Credits
Early Years Entitlement Grant
Early Years Entitlement Grant is
designed for individuals who are responsible for a 3 to 4 year old
child. It pays for 15 hours of nursery education for 38
weeks of the year. For further information on
this and other benefits and financial help please visit the
following website: https://www.gov.uk/help-with-childcare-costs/free-childcare-and-education-for-2-to-4-year-olds
Childcare Element of Working Tax Credit
Childcare Element of Working Tax
Credit is designed to help parents who work but receive a low
income and pay for childcare. The Government could pay
up to 70% of your childcare cost depending if you meet the
criteria. Please see the following webpage for further
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