Tax credits are a form of state benefit that is available for those who are looking after children, on low incomes and are working with a disability.
Why Might I Call The Tax Credits Helpline Phone Number?
- Claim working tax credits or child tax credits
- Find out whether you are eligible to claim
- Enquire about how much you will receive
- Find out about renewing your tax credits
- Ask about changes that might affect your claim
What Are Working Tax Credits?
Working tax credits top up the earnings of workers who are on low pay or are disabled. You can claim for them if you are earning less than £13,253 and are single and childless. You can also claim as a couple if you are a childless couple. You may still be entitled if you suffer from a disability. Call the Tax Credits Helpline for more assistance.
Frequently Asked Questions About Working Tax Credits
Here are some of the questions people frequently have about Working Tax Credits:
How Much Will I Get?
- Couples applying together – Up to £1990 per year
- Single parents – Up to £1990 per year
- Work at least 30 hours per week – Up to £800 per year
- You have a disability – Up to £2935 per year
- You have a severe disability – Up to £1255 per year
Am I Eligible To Claim?
You must work certain hours of the week to be able to claim working tax credits. For instance:
- If you’re 25-59 and working at least 30 hours per week
- 60 or over and working at least 16 hours per week
- Disabled and working at least 16 hours per week
- Single with children at least 16 hours per week
- Couple with children at least 24 hours as long as one works over 16 hours
How Do I Claim?
Call the Tax Credits phone number for a form. You will need your National Insurance number, income from the last year, details of any childcare payments and details of any benefits you receive. The form will arrive within two weeks.
What Are Child Tax Credits?
Child Tax Credits can be claimed for every child in your custody as long as they meet the eligibility requirements. You will still be eligible for this benefit even if you are not in employment. The amount you receive depends on your individual circumstances. Only one household can apply for the credits for each child, and you can apply for each applicable child you have.