How Much Is the Family Allowance in the UK?


Quick Answer

The current family allowance, or Child Benefit rate, in the United Kingdom is £20.50 per week for the first child and £13.55 per week for each additional child, according to the Government of the United Kingdom. These rates are effective until April 2015.

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One person may receive the Child Benefit rate for any child under their care. The benefit is capped at £500 a week for couples and single parents with children living in the home, or £350 a week for single parents whose children do not live with them. The benefit cap applies to other kinds of benefits, such as the Bereavement Allowance and the Housing Benefit.

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