Renfrewshire Council

Universal Credit - childcare costs

If you claim Universal Credit, from April 2016 you will be able to claim back more of your childcare costs.

You will be able to claim back 85% of up to £646 (in a month) for one child and 85% of up to £1108 (in a month) for two or more children.

The previous rate was 70% of up to £532 (in a month) for one child and 70% of up to £912 (in a month) for two or more children.

What does this mean for me?

This means if you receive Universal Credit and have childcare costs to pay - you will be able to claim back more of the childcare costs.

For example, if you pay out £600 a month for one child - under the previous rate you could claim back £420. But now, with the new rate, you will be able to claim back £510.

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