I am a single mother to a disabled 2 yr. old. I receive SSI in the child's name and sporadic child support payments. I haven't worked since shortly before the child was born.
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It is my understanding that in order to receive the earned income tax credit for a child or children that one must have earned income.
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I'm not sure if you were asking a question about the Earned Income Credit or the Child Tax Credit, but in either case you would need to have earned income to qualify.
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