Child Benefit - How much Child Benefit will I get?
Child Benefit is money paid to parents or other people who are responsible for bringing up a child.
How much Child Benefit will I get?
Child Benefit is paid at two different rates.
- £24 a week for your oldest child.
- £15.90 a week for each other child.
You receive Child Benefit for every child or qualifying young person who you are responsible for, even if your other benefits are limited by the two-child limit.
If either you or your partner have an individual income of £50,000 or more and you receive Child Benefit, you may be affected by the High income Child Benefit tax charge.
Child Benefit is included in the Benefit Cap which limits the total amount in some benefits that working-age people can receive. See our Benefit Cap information guide for more details.
How will I be paid Child Benefit?
Child Benefit will be paid directly into your bank or building society account or through the Payment Exception Service if you are unable to open or manage one of these or a similar account.
Updated: April 2023