Child benefit is a tax-free payment that you can claim for your child. This benefit is not dependent on income or savings.
You may be able to get Child Benefit if any of the following apply:
- Your child is under 16
- Your child is over 16 and in education or training that qualifies for Child Benefit
- Your child is 16 or 17, has left education or training that qualifies for Child Benefit and is registered for work, education or training with an approved body
For further information please have a look on their website www.gov.uk