Working Tax Credit - Disability element

To claim this benefit you need to work at least 16 hours a week and you have to satisfy two other tests, relating firstly to your disability (you must have a ‘physical or mental disability which puts [you] at a disadvantage in getting a job’) and you must be in receipt of a qualifying benefit.

Working Tax Credit is being replaced by Universal Credit for new claimants. Please get advice from Shine before applying.

For existing claimants, if your circumstances are changing or you want information regarding the impact of Covid 19, please contact Shine.



Every effort has been made to ensure that this information is up to date, however changes in the law over time may affect the accuracy of some content. The information provided does not constitute legal or professional advice. You should always check details regarding your welfare rights with a local advice centre or the Department for Works and Pensions.

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