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.


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 limits the total amount of benefit you can get. It applies to most people aged 16 or over who have not reached State Pension age.