Tax Credits

The tax credits system was introduced in April 2003 and includes two elements, the Child Tax Credit and The Working Tax Credit. Child Tax Credit is a means tested credit payable to families with children under sixteen or under nineteen and still in relevant education. Child Tax Credit is payable to people regardless of whether in employment or not. Working Tax Credit is a means tested credit for families or people with a disability who work 16 hours or more per week. The credit is also available to single people and childless couples aged over 25 and working more than 30 hours per week. The information given for these government benefits are for guidance purposes only. It is advisable to seek help from an independent advice centre and have your entitlement to benefit assessed by a competent adviser. Log onto Advice NI website to find out where you local centre is dealing-with-cancer-the-financial-stress.pdf