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. These rates are fixed until April 2016.

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.