Child Tax Credit

Treasury written question – answered on 23rd July 2019.

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Photo of Marsha de Cordova Marsha de Cordova Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (Disabled People)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many households with no one in work receive the (a) disabled child element and (b) the disabled child element but not the severely disabled child element in their child tax credit.

Photo of Marsha de Cordova Marsha de Cordova Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (Disabled People)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many single parents who are not in work receive (a) the disabled child element and (b) the disabled child element but not the severely disabled child element in their child tax credit.

Photo of Elizabeth Truss Elizabeth Truss The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

As at December 2018 there were 176,000 out-of-work families receiving the disabled child element, of which 101,000 were not also receiving the severely disabled child element.

There were 121,000 out-of-work single adult families receiving the disabled child element, of which 71,000 were not also receiving the severely disabled child element.

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