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Working Tax Credit (WTC)

Working Tax Credit (WTC)

WTC is a payment for people who are working on a low income. It will be gradually replaced by Universal Credit.

You might be eligible to claim if:

  • you are working at least 16 hours per week and
  • you ‘have a physical or mental disability that puts you at a disadvantage in getting a job’ and
  • you are claiming or recently claimed a disability related benefit

WTC is treated as income when calculating other welfare benefits including HB. It is means tested but most types of student income are ignored.

You can get a claim form from the Tax Credits helpline 0845 300 3900.

For information about eligibility for tax credits and how to claim, see:

Law, regulations and policies can change quickly. The information on our website is given in good faith and has been carefully checked but QMUL cannot accept responsibility for any errors or omissions. QMUL is not responsible for the content or reliability of the linked websites which are provided for further information.

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