Child benefit: This is how many children can be claimed for – be aware

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Child benefit: This is how many children can be claimed for – be aware

Child benefit currently has two rates in place. If a parent or guardian is claiming for an eldest or only child, they’ll receive £21.05 per week.Th

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Child benefit currently has two rates in place. If a parent or guardian is claiming for an eldest or only child, they’ll receive £21.05 per week.

The payments will cease if the child:

  • Starts paid work for 24 hours or more a week and is no longer in approved education or training
  • Starts an apprenticeship in England
  • Starts getting certain benefits in their own right, such as income support, employment and support allowance or tax credits

Claiming child benefit can provide people with National Insurance credits which could protect a state pension.

Because of this, parents should check on their National Insurance history before claiming, to ensure that whoever needs a boost more makes the claim.

People can head to the government’s website to check on their National Insurance history as well as find out more on child benefit claims.

High earners should also make sure they’re fully informed as child benefit claimants who earn more than £50,000 a year will need to pay back some of the child benefit as income tax.



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