Childcare funding

Child Benefit

Child Benefit, is a benefit for people bringing up children that is paid for each child, and is not affected by income or savings.

You can claim if your child(ren) is aged:

  • Under 16 years 
  • Under 19 years and studying full-time up to A level or equivalent 
  • 16 or 17 years old and has left school recently, and has registered for work or training with the Careers Service or Connexions Service.

If you have recently arrived in this country from overseas, or returned from overseas, there are some extra rules. For more information contact the Child Benefit Office or telephone 0300 200 3100.