What is child benefit? How much do you get if you claim child benefit?
If yo'ure a parent, or you look after a child, you're able to claim child benefit. Make sure you know how much you can claim
If you have children or you look after a child, you can claim child benefit. The amount you get depends on how many children you have. It's not means-tested, but if you or your partner earns more than £50,000 a year, you or he/she will have to pay tax on it.
Child benefit changes Q and A – how the £50,000 income limit may affect your child benefit
How are you affected by the child benefit changes - will you have to pay tax or stop claiming child benefit?
The government’s child benefit changes that were introduced in January 2013 are not the most straightforward. I’ve written an article that’s a basic guide to the child benefit changes, but I’ve also had lots of questions about what counts towards the £50,000 income threshold and what happens if your partner won’t tell you about his or her finances and who pays the tax charge if a new partner moves in.
Child benefit changes; if you or your partner earns over £50,000 a year, what should you do?
Households where one partner earns £50,000 or more will have to pay extra tax or give up child benefit.
From January 2013, if you or your partner earns over £50,000 a year and you live together, you aren't entitled to the full rate of child benefit. Instead child benefit will be clawed back through a tax charge. The main thing to remember is that even if you or your partner earn more than £60,000, you should make sure you receive National Insurance credits.