Hi, this is probably one of those questions that is asked all the time but I couldn't find exactly what I wanted when I did a search. I know this is paid to people on income support etc, but what about working couples? The Child tax credit thing has confused me, who gets child tax credit at a rate higher than the family element? Is this based on income? Me and my partner will be bringing home about £18k between us when I am on SMP, is this too much to get anything? Just wondering, obviously I dont want to miss out on something I am entitled to! £500 would be very handy to be honest... Does anyone know anything about this?