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Guardian's Allowance

What is Guardian's Allowance?

If you look after a child who is not your own you may be entitled to Guardian's Allowance.

Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

Age rules: There are no specific age rules for the person making the claim

Type of benefit: Non means tested

Taxable: No

Administered by: HM Revenue and Customs