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Child Benefit

This benefit is payable to all parents and carers of children and young people up to the age of 19.

Who can apply

This benefit is aimed at families and carers. The child must be living with the claimant for the majority of the time, except in certain circumstances. A higher amount is payable for the eldest or only child. 

How to apply

  • Visit the GOV.UK website to download an application form
  • Phone 0845 302 1444 to request an application form.

Further information

Visit the GOV.UK child benefit pages

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