You’ll usually get Child Benefit for children you’re responsible for, even if you’re not their parent. Only 1 person can get Child Benefit for each child.
There are 2 Child Benefit rates. These rates are fixed until April 2015.
|Who the allowance is for||Rate (weekly)|
|Eldest or only child||£20.50|
|Additional children||£13.55 (per child)|
The benefit cap
The benefit cap puts a limit on the total amount of benefit that most people aged 16 to 64 can get. The benefit cap started to affect some local councils from 15 April 2013.