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Working Tax Credit - additional details

You are entitled to receive Working Tax Credit if you or your partner:

  • are aged 16 or over and are working at least 16 hours a week and are responsible for a child or qualifying young person or
  • are aged 16 or over and are working at least 16 hours a week and have a disability for which you are receiving a qualifying benefit or
  • are aged 50 or over and are working at least 16 hours a week and you have been working for at least three months before you make the claim and have been receiving certain benefits in the months before you started working or
  • are aged 25 or over and you are working at least 30 hours a week.

The amount of Working Tax Credit that you are entitled to depends on your circumstances because the total amount is added together by adding together various elements

  • everyone who is entitled to the Working Tax Credit receives a basic element which in 2010/11 is £1,920 per year)
  • List of the other elements for 2010/11:
 
  • Second adult element: £1,890
  • Lone parent element: £1,890
  • 30 hour element: £790
  • Disability element: £2,570
  • Severe disability element: £1,095
  • 50 plus element:
   
  • working between 16 and 29 hours per week: £1,320
  • working at least 30 hours per week: £1,965
 
  • Childcare element
   
  • Maximum eligible cost: £300 per week
  • Maximum eligible cost for 1 child £175 per week
  • Percent of eligible cost that is covered: 80%

For further information on the Working Tax Credit take a look at the Directgov web site

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