Who is eligible for Child Tax Credit? In order to qualify for this benefit program, the child you are claiming the credit for must be under the age of 17. A qualifying child must be a son, daughter, foster child, brother, sister, stepbrother, stepsister, or a descendant of any of them (for example, your grandchild, niece, or nephew). An adopted child, lawfully placed with you for legal adoption, is always treated as your own child.
If you’re responsible for any children or young people born before 6 April 2017, you can get up to £3,900 a year in child tax credits for your first child and up to £2,845 a year for each of your other children until they turn 16. You can keep claiming until they’re 20 if they stay in approved education or training.
The benefit is worth up to $300 per month for each qualifying dependent child under age 6 on December 31, 2021, and up to $250 for each child between the ages of 6 and 17 on December 31, 2021.May 21, 2021