Making a claim
All the information you need about making a claim for Tax Credits is at www.gov.uk/browse/benefits/tax-credits or you can call the Tax Credit Helpline on 0345 300 3900 or textphone 0345 300 3909.
Use the online calculator at www.gov.uk/tax-credits-calculator which tells you roughly how much in Tax Credits you could get.
If you live with someone as a couple you must make a joint tax credits claim – you can’t decide to claim as a single person. You should make a claim as soon as you think you qualify.
You will need to fill in a claim form. You can get a claim pack from the Tax Credit Helpline.
You can fill the form in yourself and send it back by post. If you need any help completing the form you can call the Tax Credit Helpline. If you claim other benefits, such as Income Support or Jobseekers Allowance, your Jobcentre Plus will help you with your tax credits claim form.