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Child Tax Credit? confused!

(6 Posts)
meatliqour Wed 24-Feb-16 19:14:08

Can someone help me.

If I don't work the required 16hrs a week, but my DC does to a registered childminder, am eligible for child tax credit but not working tax credit?

Also .... If I don't work at all, am I eligible for child tax credit? (Obviously not working tax credit)

Thanks

dementedpixie Wed 24-Feb-16 22:02:21

You don't need to be working to get child tax credits

www.gov.uk/child-tax-credit/overview

mummyleah Wed 24-Feb-16 22:02:40

Yes

dementedpixie Wed 24-Feb-16 22:06:07

Shows the eligibility for working tax credits www.gov.uk/working-tax-credit/eligibility

Lightbulbon Wed 24-Feb-16 22:09:38

You can't claim for the childcare costs unless you're working 16+ hours.

Babyroobs Thu 25-Feb-16 15:28:54

You need to be working over 16 hours to get working tax credits and to qualify for the childcare element of working tax credits. I think this may be changing once Universal credit is phased in as I think you will be able to claim help with childcare if you work less hours.

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