Changes to benefit from April 2017

Changes to child tax credit

From 06 April 2017 child tax credit has been restricted to the two child amount for anyone who makes a new claim for a third (or further) dependant (a child under 16 and youths that are in education until 16 or 19).

All customers who received child tax credit and had more than two children, continued to receive the same amount of tax credits, this change only affected people that were making a new claim for a third or further child from 06 April 2017 onwards. Anyone making a claim on or after this date will have their child tax credit award restricted to the same amount that they were receiving before the third or further child was born.

Further information about changes to child tax credit (GOV.UK)

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