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.