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All child benefits articles

There are several benefits for maternity, paternity, adoption and similar parental responsibilities


Child Benefit is a tax-free monthly payment made to anyone bringing up a child or a young person. You may be the guardian or carer of your grandchildren. You do not need to be the parent of the child or young person to qualify, but you must be responsible for them.

How to challenge a benefit decision.

There are two benefits, Child Tax Credits and Working Tax Credits.

Universal Credit is replacing six working-age means-tested benefits. It provides one payment which takes into account housing, employment, children and income.