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Child Benefit - What is Child Benefit?

Find out more about Child Benefit.

What is Child Benefit?

Child Benefit is money paid to parents or other people who are responsible for bringing up a child.

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: Not taxable, but Child Benefit could make you liable for a tax charge if you or your partner earn over £50,000 - see the high rate tax payers and Child Benefit page in this guide.

Administered by: HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)


Reviewed: July 2017

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