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Benefits fact sheets

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TitleSubjectSummaryLast updated
Child tax credit - overview Benefits Overview of child tax credit, who can get child tax credit, how to get child tax credit and how child tax credit is calculated. 22/08/2016

Tell the Tax Credit Office about a change in your circumstances - overview

Benefits Overview of why reporting a change of circumstance relating to tax credits is important, which changes to report and how to report them. 22/08/2016
Working tax credit - overview Benefits Overview of working tax credit, who can get working tax credit, how to get working tax credit and how working tax credit is calculated. 22/08/2016
Problems with tax credits [PDF 130 kb] Benefits Fact sheet on tax credits covering how to appeal against a decision, overpayments, being charged with fraud related to tax credits, and how to complain about how your claim was dealt with. 6/05/2014
Tax credits overpayments - overview Benefits Overview of how overpayments of tax credits can occur, how to dispute a tax credit overpayment, and problems of paying back an overpayment. 04/08/2016
Payment of tax credits [PDF 130 kb] Benefits Fact sheet on payment of tax credits including how long they are paid for, delays in payment, backdating payments, underpayments and overpayments. 23/04/2014
Employment and support allowance [PDF 42 kb] Benefits Fact sheet on Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), who can get ESA, how to apply for ESA and how much ESA is worth. 18/11/2013
How volunteering affects your benefits - overview Benefits Overview of how voluntary work can affect entitlement to benefits. 09/09/2012