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Young People and benefits - Young people with a child

If you are aged under 18 (or under 20 in some circumstances), there may be extra rules to meet to get benefits. If you cannot get benefits in your own right, someone else, such as a parent or guardian, may be able to claim amounts for you within the benefits they get.

Young people with a child

You should qualify for Child Benefit as there is no minimum age limit to claim this. You may also qualify for Child Tax Credit if you are aged at least 16 and your income is low.

There are a range of other benefits and assistance available for people with children which you may qualify for depending on your circumstances – see our Expecting a child section and our Bringing up a child section for more information.


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