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.
- 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
- 0845 3021444
Where to go
- H M R C: Child Benefit Centre (Washington), PO Box
- Age Ranges
- From 0 years to 16 years
Last updated: 26 Nov 2019