Extra Childcare Costs Support with Working Tax Credits

Are you entitled to support with childcare costs with Working Tax Credit? According to figures, only 1 in 10 eligible parents are accessing government funding. Use our helpful guide to ensure you’re not missing out!

Am I eligible?

You can get the Childcare Element of Working Tax Credit if:

  • You are a single parent and you are in work for at least 16 hours a week
  • You are part of a couple and you are both in work for at least 16 hours a week

How much can I get?

  • You could get up to 70 per cent of your childcare costs covered
  • Get up to a maximum of £122.50 per week for one child in childcare, or £210 for two or more children
  • The amount you get will depend on your family circumstances

How do I apply?

Check the government Online Childcare Calculator to find out what funding you are entitled to.

Head over to the Childcare Choices website to apply for your funded hours as well as any money towards childcare if you’re receiving Universal Credit.

Get in touch with us to see how we can help if you’re unsure.

Tax-Free Childcare during coronavirus

If you claim Tax-Free Childcare and/or 30 hours funded childcare you must reconfirm your eligibility every 3 months. Eligibility has not changed but there are some temporary flexibilities.

These flexibilities may affect you if you’re applying for or already claiming Tax-Free Childcare. This includes parents who:

  • are now not able to work
  • are now working less due to coronavirus
  • have missed the deadline to apply for this term

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