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Tax Credits Act 2002

Section 10: Entitlement

65.Section 10 sets out the conditions of entitlement relating to the working tax credit. It provides that a person, or either or both persons in the case of a couple, must be engaged in qualifying remunerative work.

66.The section allows regulations to be made setting out what is meant by qualifying remunerative work and the circumstances in which a person is to be treated as engaged, or not engaged, in such work. For example, a person will have to work at least a certain number of hours to be regarded as being in qualifying remunerative work. The regulations may make different provisions according to the age of the claimant or claimants, whether he or she has a disability, whether he or she is responsible for a child or qualifying young person, or any other factors. Regulations may also be made setting out how responsibility for a child or a young person is to be determined for the purposes of the working tax credit.

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