Child tax credits

Hello everyone
I wondered if anyone has an in-depth knowledge of the tax credit system? Especially the child tax credit element.
I’m trying to find out if mine would increase if I left my job.
I have two children with special needs, I claim DLA for both.
I claim carers allowance for one child and work 10 hours a week, minimum wage.
This is getting too much for me, but I really can’t afford to lose income.
My husbands works and earns an ok wage and we do currently get some tax credits. I’m really trying to find out if we’d get more tax credits if I gave up my job? I tried an online help with HMRC and they were really unhelpful and couldn’t advise on a hypothetical query.
Any help and advice would be greatly received.
Thank you :smiley:

Dear Mandy

Welcome to our forum, I am sorry to hear about your situation, that sounds like a lot to cope with. Have you contacted our advice line, please find attached a link for more information or you can call our adviceline on 0808 808 7777 from Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm.

You might also be interested to know we are currently running weekly meet up sessions on line with carers, the session is held on Monday afternoon at 3pm for an hour or so for carers to get together and chat informally. People say they’ve found it really helpful and supportive and it’s nice to be able to take a little bit of time for yourself. There’s no pressure to share any more than you’re comfortable with. Join up details are here:

I hope this helps
with kind regards