Child Benefit - Can I get Child Benefit?

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

Can I get Child Benefit?

You can get Child Benefit if you are responsible for a child who:

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.

Reviewed May 2022


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