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 are high rate tax payers - see the high rate tax payers and Child Benefit page in this guide.
Administered by: HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)