Millions of families across the United Kingdom receive Child Benefits every week, with this money sent out by the UK government to help parents with the basic costs of raising children. You can claim Child Benefits for almost all children under the age of 16, and even some who are older than that if they are in full-time education or formal training, although there are a few exceptions.
Here, in this guide to claiming Child Benefits in the UK, we look at those cases where you can’t get Child Benefits.
Which children don’t qualify for Child Benefit payments in the UK?
The situations where Child Benefit won’t be paid includes but isn’t limited to cases where the child:
- Is in hospital or residential care and will be there longer than 12 weeks – unless you’re still spending money on the child’s needs.
- Is 16 or over, has left full time education or training and works more than 24 hours a week.
- Has been in prison or custody during the last eight weeks.
- Has been looked after by a local authority for the last eight weeks.
- Is getting income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Universal Credit, tax…