Benefits, Children, Money

My child is 18 years old and I have not had Child Benefit for them. Can I get it now?

Child Benefit is paid for dependent children or young people. A dependent child is up to 16 years old and usually lives with you and is in full-time non-advanced education and a dependent young person can be up to age 20, lives with you and is in full time non advanced education.  Receiving Child Benefit depends on what your child is doing right now. See following links on ‘Child Benefit‘ and ‘My Child is Turning 16‘.  If you are a high earner, say over £50,000 per year, this will affect your income tax and it might be that you get no Child Benefit at all.

If you need to discuss this further please contact us on the Lone Parent Helpline on 0808 801 0323.

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