If you have a disabled child and get child tax credits, you could be missing out on up to £84 per week!
This is because you qualify for an extra payment called the “disabled child element” if your child gets Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Personal Independence Payment (PIP) or is registered blind.
If a child gets the highest rate of the DLA care component (or the daily living component of PIP at the enhanced rate) you qualify for a further payment called the “severely disabled child element”.
The disabled child element is worth up to £60 per week, and the severely disabled child element is worth up to £24 per week.
However, the Tax Credits office won’t know that you qualify for these extra payments unless you tell them that your child is on DLA or PIP!
How to claim
Contact the Tax Credits Office:
Telephone: 0345 300 3900
Textphone: 0345 300 3909
Visit the Contact a Family website