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Children and family benefits

Child Benefit, Child Tax Credit, Working Tax Credit, Maternity, Paternity and Adoption benefits

Information on financial support for families and where to go to get it.

You may be entitled to a number of different benefits if you have children. None of the benefits below are dealt with by us, most are processed by central government organisations.

Child Benefit 

Tax free if you earn less than £50,000 per year. The amount you get depends on how many children you have.

More on Child Benefit

Tax Credits

Child Tax Credit

If you have a new baby or you're responsible for any children under 16 you might be able to claim Child Tax Credit.

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Working Tax Credit

Parents who work at least 24 hours per week between them, with one person working at least 16 hours per week, can claim Working Tax Credit.

Lone parents only need to work 16 hours per week to qualify.

More on Working Tax Credit

Other family benefits

Maternity Benefits

Adoption pay and leave

Paternity and parental leave