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should my friend get the £500

anth22anth22 Member Posts: 63 Courageous
Hi, im trying to help a friend out, he is single and works and gets working tax credit due to disability. His question is should he be getting the £500 one off payment or do you have to be on Child Tax credit and working tax credit to get it. He has been trying for days to talk to someone at hmrc but he has found it impossible to get through, so im hoping someone on here can give him the answer he is looking for, Thank you.

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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,205 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome 

    The government website says you get the payment if you get either working tax or child benefit not that you have to get both 

    So based on the info you have given he should get the payment 
  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 2,250 Pioneering
    Anybody who on 2nd March was in receipt of Working Tax Credit or eligible for Working Tax Credit as part of a joint Working tax Credit/Child Tax Credit claim even if they don't receive any WTC due to income will receive the £500.
    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-one-off-500-payment-for-working-households-receiving-tax-credits
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • cazza6565cazza6565 Member Posts: 44 Connected
    it is due to be paid to those in receipt of Tax Credits on the 23rd April. It is the equivalent of the uplift for UC but as a one off payment for those still on Tax Credits
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 5,039

    Scope community team

    Hi @anth22 :) Just to confirm, the gov.uk page states: 
    If you’re part of a working household that receives tax credits, you may be eligible for a new one-off payment of £500. The new payment is being introduced to provide extra support when the temporary increase in Working Tax Credit ends as planned on 5 April 2021.

    You may get a one-off, tax-free payment of £500 if, on 2 March 2021, you were getting either:
    • Working Tax Credit
    • Child Tax Credit and were eligible for Working Tax Credit but you did not get a payment because your income is too high to get Working Tax Credit payments
    You do not need to contact HMRC or apply for the payment. HMRC will contact you by text message or letter in April to confirm you are eligible.

    If you are eligible, you should get your payment direct to your bank account by 23 April 2021. You will not see the payment on the online tax credit service.

    Does that answer your friend's question? 

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  • anth22anth22 Member Posts: 63 Courageous
    Anybody who on 2nd March was in receipt of Working Tax Credit or eligible for Working Tax Credit as part of a joint Working tax Credit/Child Tax Credit.
    This is the part he doesnt understand could someone please explain what that quote means, sorry to ask.
  • anth22anth22 Member Posts: 63 Courageous
    Thank you all so much he really appreciates your help.

  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 2,250 Pioneering
    edited April 8
    anth22 said:
    Anybody who on 2nd March was in receipt of Working Tax Credit or eligible for Working Tax Credit as part of a joint Working tax Credit/Child Tax Credit.
    This is the part he doesnt understand could someone please explain what that quote means, sorry to ask.
    If he receives Working Tax Credit he is eligible and should get it.

    The second bit refers to claimants who are claiming Child Tax Credits and Working Tax Credits. Many of these claimants, due to their income, do not receive any Working Tax Credits, only Child Tax Credits. However, because they are eligible for Working Tax Credits, they will also get the payments.

    People who claim Child tax Credits only and are not eligible for Working Tax Credits will not receive the payment.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • anth22anth22 Member Posts: 63 Courageous
    Thank you so much calcotti :).

  • anth22anth22 Member Posts: 63 Courageous
    Sorry to keep pestering, my friend never got this extra payment on his working tax credit has he been missed out? The new payment is being introduced to provide extra support when the temporary increase in Working Tax Credit ends as planned on 5 April 2021
  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 2,250 Pioneering
    edited April 8
    anth22 said:
    Sorry to keep pestering, my friend never got this extra payment on his working tax credit has he been missed out? The new payment is being introduced to provide extra support when the temporary increase in Working Tax Credit ends as planned on 5 April 2021
    It hasn't been paid yet. If you read what Tori posted earlier in her reply (and as also mentioned by Cazza6565) government have said it will be paid by 23rd April.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • MarkN88MarkN88 Member Posts: 1,309 Pioneering
    anth22 said:
    Sorry to keep pestering, my friend never got this extra payment on his working tax credit has he been missed out? The new payment is being introduced to provide extra support when the temporary increase in Working Tax Credit ends as planned on 5 April 2021
    Do you mean he didn’t get the £20 added to his WTC? 
  • anth22anth22 Member Posts: 63 Courageous
    sorry for late reply, yes markN88 that is what my friend was meaning.
  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 2,250 Pioneering
    edited April 9
    anth22 said:
    sorry for late reply, yes markN88 that is what my friend was meaning.
    The £20/week will have been automatically included in payments made over the last year.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • anth22anth22 Member Posts: 63 Courageous
    Thank you and everyone for your help, much appreciated.
  • anth22anth22 Member Posts: 63 Courageous
    Thank you all :) the information i got for my friend on here was correct they got their payment Monday.
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