There are a few reasons why you might get the Credit for Other Dependents instead of the Child Tax Credit. Common reasons include:
- Your child is now 17 years or older.
- Your child is no longer considered a qualifying child, but is considered a qualifying relative dependent.
- Your child has an Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN), but doesn't have a Social Security number.
You can review more info about the requirements for claiming the Credit for Other Dependents.