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Find out more about Child Benefit.
You can get Child Benefit if you are responsible for a child who:
• is under 16; or
• is aged 16 or 17 and has left education or training and meets Child Benefit 'extension period' rules (HMRC link opens in a new window); or
• is aged between 16 and 20 and on (or enrolled on) a full time, non advanced educational course or an approved training course (HMRC link opens in a new window) - which they started, were enrolled on, or accepted on before turning 19.
Rules are complicated for 19 year olds so you should seek advice if you have any concerns about entitlement for a child this age.
You do not have to have paid any national insurance contributions to get Child Benefit.
If both parents live together, Child Benefit is usually paid to the mother. If both parents do not live together, it is usually paid to the parent with whom the child lives.
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