Child Benefit rates

You’ll usually get Child Benefit 
for children you’re responsible for, even if you’re not their parent. Only one person can get 
Child Benefit for each child.

Rates

There are 2 Child Benefit rates.

Who the allowance is for Rate (weekly)
Eldest or only child £20.70
Additional children £13.70 (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.