You get Child Benefit if you’re responsible for a child under 16 (or under 20 if they stay in approved education or training). Only one person can get Child Benefit for a child.
There are 2 Child Benefit rates.
- Eldest or only child: £20.70
- Additional children: £13.70 (per child)
Child Benefit is usually paid every 4 weeks into your bank account on a Monday or Tuesday. It can be paid weekly if you’re a single parent or getting certain other benefits, eg Income Support.
You must contact the Child Benefit Office if you’re paid too much or too little or if you have any change of circumstances.
You may have to pay a tax charge if your or your partner’s individual income is over £50,000.