Child & Family Benefits

The following child and family benefits are managed and paid by central government. By following the links on this page you can find out more. All information is provided by

Child Benefit

Child Benefit is a tax-free payment that you can claim for your child. It is usually paid every four weeks but can sometimes be paid weekly. There are separate rates payable for each child. The payment can be claimed by anyone who qualifies, whatever their income or savings.

Proof of Child Benefit

HMRC has launched a new online service so it's quicker for parents and carers to prove they claim Child Benefit . From 28 February 2023, customers will be able to prove they have a valid claim by going to the HMRC app or online. This is a new digital service.

If customers require a proof of entitlement, please direct the customer to access this through: or via proof of Child Benefit

Child Tax Credit

If you have a new baby or you're responsible for any children under the age of 16 - or under 20 if they're in full-time education or approved training - you may be able to claim Child Tax Credit to help with the cost of looking after them.

Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Leave

If you or your partner are on maternity, paternity or adoption leave, you may still count as being in work for Working Tax Credit purposes. It'll depend on what your usual working hours were before you went on leave, and the length of time you're off work.

Further Information

For further information, please contact Revenues:

  • Email:
  • Telephone: 01789 260991
  • Fax: 01789 260969

Contact: The Revenues & Benefits team

Last updated on 03/03/2023