Customers of HMRC in Wales are encouraged to view the financial support available to them

Customers in Wales are encouraged to check online the range of financial support available from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to help cover living costs.

HMRC has listed the assistance available in one place to ensure people don’t miss anything and can easily find out online if they are eligible and how to apply.

The new GOV.UK page gives people a one-stop shop for all the benefits, credits and allowances available to individuals and families, making it easier than ever for people to claim what they are entitled to.

This includes:

Family allowances

Child benefit can be claimed if someone is responsible for raising a child who is:

under 16
under the age of 20 if they are in approved training or education
Only one person can receive family allowances for a child. It is paid every 4 weeks and there is no limit to the number of children you can claim for.

Zero-rated child care

Working parents can get support of up to £500 every 3 months (up to £2,000 a year) for each of their children to help cover childcare costs until September after their 11th anniversary. If a child is disabled, this is up to £1,000 every 3 months until September after their 16th birthday (up to £4,000 a year).

Marriage allowance

Marriage Allowance allows individuals to transfer 10% (£1,260) of their personal tax relief to a husband, wife or civil partner if they earn less than the personal tax relief, which is usually £12,570 £.

Work related expenses and uniform allowances

Tax relief can be claimed on money spent on things like work uniform and clothing, tools, subscriptions or business travel.

The GOV.UK page also includes advice for low-income people who want to make the most of their savings and help for those struggling to pay their tax bill.

Myrtle Lloyd, Chief Client Services Group, HMRC:

“We understand that these times are very difficult for many, so it is extremely important that we continue to highlight the range of support available.

“We are encouraging those who think they could benefit from help to take a look and claim what they are entitled to – it could make a big difference to household budgets at a time when they need it most. .”

Additional online tools and guidance are available to help customers check if they are eligible for each service, as well as additional support to guide them through the application process.

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