Getting into work

Claiming working tax credit

If you are entitled to claim working tax credit you will avoid the overall benefit cap limit.

To be eligible for working tax credit you need to work as follows:

You are not responsible for children 

You must be aged at least:

Hours to be worked each week

25

at least 30 hours

16 with a disability

at least 16 hours

60

at least 16 hours

You are responsible for children 

16, single

at least 30 hours

16, in a couple

Jointly at least 24 hours a week – one of you must be working at least 16 hours a week

If your joint working hours are less than 24 a week, you can still get working tax credit if one of the following applies:

  • One of you is aged 60 or over and working at least 16 hours a week.
  • One of you is disabled and working at least 16 hours a week.
  • One of you works at least 16 hours a week and the other person is entitled to carer's allowance - even if they don't get any payments because they receive other benefits instead.
  • One of you works at least 16 hours a week, and the other person is 'incapacitated', an in-patient in hospital, or in prison (serving a custodial sentence, or remanded in custody awaiting trial or sentence).

Help getting back into work

Ealing’s unemployed residents can find help getting back into work at work clubs and also Job Centres:

  • Acton Job Centre
    Armstrong Road, Acton W3 YJL                            
  • Ealing Job Centre
    86-96 Uxbridge Road, West Ealing W13 8RA