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Disabled Person's Tax Credit

Disabled Person's Tax Credit (DPTC) is a tax credit payable to people with an illness or disability who are in work. It

  • has replaced Disability Working Allowance
  • includes the Fast Track Gateway to help those who become disabled while working to keep their job and
  • is administered by the Inland Revenue
Eligibility
To be eligible for DPTC you have to:
  • work at least 16 hours a week
  • be resident in the UK
  • be entitled to work in the UK
  • have savings of 16,000 or less
  • be receiving Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance, War Disability Pensions, Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit or an invalid carriage or other vehicle provided under the Invalid Vehicle scheme
  • have been receiving or have received in the last 26 weeks, Incapacity Benefit, Severe Disablement Allowance, Income Support which includes a Disability Premium or a Higher Pensioner Premium, Jobseeker's Allowance - income based - which includes a Disability Premium or a Higher Pensioner premium, or Housing Benefit which includes a Disability Premium or a Higher Pensioner Premium.
You may also be able to get DTPC if you are applying through DPTC Fast-Track.

For further information please read the Inland Revenue or Department for Work and Pensions information about DPTC below.
> Inland Revenue Rates and Allowances: Tax Credits (External link)
 
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