Child Benefit


Child Benefit is a payment from the government to parents responsible for a child under 16 (or 20 if they are in approved education or training.

How much is it?

There are 2 Child Benefit rates.

Who the allowance is for Rate (weekly)
Eldest or only child £20.50
Additional children £13.55 per child

The conditions:

Only one person can receive Child Benefit for a child.

You may have to pay a tax charge if your or your partner’s individual income is over £50,000.

If you or your partner earn over £60,000 you are ineligible.

What is approved education or training?

You can choose not to get Child Benefit payments, but you should still fill in the claim form. This will help you get National Insurance credits which count towards your State Pension.


GOV.UK site

Child Benefit claim form

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