A person will be eligible for Child Benefit if they are responsible for a child under 16 (or under 20 if they stay in approved education or training).
Only one person will get Child Benefit for a child. Child Benefit rates are fixed until 2014. You must report any change of circumstances to the Child Benefit Office.
You may have to pay a tax charge if you have an individual income over £50,000 and you or your partner get Child Benefit.
How Much Will Get
For the eldest or only child the amount is £20.30 per week. Additional children receive £13.40 per child.
This is how the Portland Centre can help
All Benefits come with a number of 'conditions of eligibility'. To get independent help, information and advice, pop into the Portland Centre and we will be happy to run through all the conditions to make sure you never lose out through not knowing.
If you need help with making sure you get everything you are entitled to, just call us on 01305 824333 or email us using our contact form or pop in to see a Portland Centre Staff member, to receive immediate assistance.