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Child Benefit

Child Benefit is a tax-free payment that parents claim for their children.  There are separate rates payable for each child. 

Child Benefit payments usually stop when the child reaches 16, unless they are in education or training.  It is not paid beyond age 20.

Child Benefit:

  • is a regular payment for each child; and
  • flexible, it is paid monthly but can be paid weekly

The payment can be claimed by anyone who qualifies, whatever their income or savings. Call or visit the website for more information.

There is also useful information on the GOV.UK web site.

Who to contact


Where to go

H M R C: Child Benefit Centre (Washington), PO Box

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday - Friday: 8am - 8pm


Age Ranges
From 0 years to 16 years

Last updated: 20 Feb 2020