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Children and young people

Child benefit is a benefit paid to most people with children. You may also be able to claim child tax credit if you are on a low income.

Other benefits can help with the cost of a new baby, childcare or if a child is disabled.

Some of the rules about benefits depend on your age. If you are a young person aged 14 - 17, find out the age restrictions on benefits.

Benefits for families and children

Benefits for pregnant women and parents, including maternity allowance, maternity grants, child benefit and child trust fund.

Child Benefit and tax if you have a high income

Paying tax on child benefit if you earn over £50,000 a year - and when you can avoid paying it.

Young people and benefits

Information on young people's eligibility for a selection of different benefits and how to claim these.