Did you know that you could get up to $3,600 per child in your household ? If your child is under 6 years old, you can get up to $3,600 per child. If your child is between 6 and 17 years old, you can get up to $3,000 per child. This money is not a loan. You can get this credit even if you don’t have recent income and even if you didn’t file taxes this year.