Child tax credit is a benefit to help with the cost of raising a child. You may be able to receive it if you are over 16 and responsible for a child who is either:
- under 16
- under 20 and in full-time education or training
You can't claim child tax credit if you are claiming universal credit.
You don't need to be working to claim child tax credit.
See the GOV.UK child tax credit page for an overview of this benefit. Guidance on child tax credit is also available from Money Advice Service.