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(1)The maximum rate at which a person or persons may be entitled to child tax credit is to be determined in the prescribed manner.

(2)The prescribed manner of determination must involve the inclusion of—

(a)an element which is to be included in the case of [F1every person or persons entitled to child tax credit who is, or either or both of whom is or are, responsible for a child or qualifying young person who was born before 6 April 2017,]

(b)an element in respect of each child or qualifying young person for whom the person is, or either or both of them is or are, responsible. [F2, and

(c)an element which is to be included in the case of a child or qualifying young person who is disabled or severely disabled.]

(3)The element specified in paragraph (a) of subsection (2) is to be known as the family element of child tax credit and that specified in paragraph (b) of that subsection is to be known as the individual element of child tax credit [F3and that specified in paragraph (c) of that subsection is to be known as the disability element of child tax credit] .

[F4(3A)Subsection (3B) applies in the case of a person or persons entitled to child tax credit where the person is, or either or both of them is or are, responsible for a child or qualifying young person born on or after 6 April 2017.

(3B)The prescribed manner of determination in relation to the person or persons must not include an individual element of child tax credit in respect of the child or qualifying young person unless—

(a)he is (or they are) claiming the individual element of child tax credit for no more than one other child or qualifying young person, or

(b)a prescribed exception applies.]

(4)The prescribed manner of determination may involve the inclusion of such other elements as may be prescribed.

(5)The prescribed manner of determination—

(a)may include provision for the amount of the family element of child tax credit to vary according to the age of any of the children or qualifying young persons or according to any such other factors as may be prescribed,

(b)may include provision for the amount of the individual element of child tax credit to vary according to the age of the child or qualifying young person or according to any such other factors as may be prescribed, and

[F5(c)may include provision for the amount of the disability element of child tax credit to vary according to whether the child or qualifying young person is disabled or severely disabled.]

(6)A child or qualifying young person is disabled, or severely disabled, for the purposes of this section only if—

(a)he satisfies prescribed conditions, or

(b)prescribed conditions exist in relation to him.

(7)If, in accordance with regulations under section 8(2), more than one claimant may be entitled to child tax credit in respect of the same child or qualifying young person, the prescribed manner of determination may include provision for the amount of any element of child tax credit included in the case of any one or more of them to be less than it would be if only one claimant were so entitled.

(8)Claimant” means—

(a)in the case of a single claim, the person who makes the claim, and

(b)in the case of a joint claim, the persons who make the claim.

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F1Words in s. 9(2)(a) substituted (16.3.2016 for specified purposes) by Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016 (c. 7), ss. 13(2)(a), 36(4)

F2S. 9(2)(c) and word inserted (16.3.2016 for specified purposes) by Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016 (c. 7), ss. 13(2)(b), 36(4)

F3Words in s. 9(3) inserted (16.3.2016 for specified purposes) by Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016 (c. 7), ss. 13(3), 36(4)

F4S. 9(3A)(3B) inserted (16.3.2016 for specified purposes) by Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016 (c. 7), ss. 13(4), 36(4)

F5S. 9(5)(c) substituted (16.3.2016 for specified purposes) by Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016 (c. 7), ss. 13(5), 36(4)

Commencement Information

I1S. 9 wholly in force at 6.4.2003; s. 9 not in force at Royal Assent, see s. 61; s. 9 in force for certain purposes at 9.7.2002, 1.8.2002 and 1.1.2003 and otherwise in force at 6.4.2003 by S.I. 2002/1727, art. 2

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